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Report: DHS Faces Enforcement Issues With Cybersecurity Directives

The Department of Homeland Security released binding operational directives to direct agencies to implement cybersecurity measures against potential threats, but agencies failed to meet the deadlines outlined in the BoDs, FCW reported Tuesday. "I think stakeholders were worried about what we would do with the authority," Gabriel Taran, assistant general counsel for cybersecurity law at DHS, said at an event Monday.

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DoD Inspector General Issues Report on FY 2018 Financial Statement Audit Results

The Department of Defense’s office of inspector general has released a new report to help non-auditors understand the findings of the first departmentwide financial audit in fiscal year 2018. A team of over 1K auditors visited more than 600 DoD sites and evaluated over 90K sample items and found that 13 of the 21 DoD reporting entities received disclaimers of opinion, which means that an auditor fails to obtain sufficient audit evidence on which to base an opinion, according to the report released Tuesday.
 

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GAO: VA Should Address Contracting Officers’ Training Needs in Veterans First Program Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide contracting officers with more training in implementing a program that aims to support veteran-owned small businesses through contract opportunities. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that it interviewed 30 contracting officers and found that 12 of them encountered difficulty in making "fair and reasonable price" assessments of contract awards under the Veterans First program.

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Rep. Michael Burgess Drafts Bill on New EHR Systems Interoperability Measures

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) is proposing new measures for vendors to comply with systems interoperability standards for electronic health records as he pointed to concerns over the progress of interoperability efforts, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee writes that Burgess is drafting a bill called “Ensuring Interoperability of Qualified Electronic Health Records” that also calls …

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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP Acting Director Matt Goodrich pointed to the increasing adoption of cloud and the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous diagnostics …

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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP to Work on Compliance, Authorizations, Guidance

Matthew Goodrich, acting Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director at the General Services Administration, says that FedRAMP will focus on customer engagement, documentation and stakeholder education over the next two years, FCW reported Monday. He said in an interview with Mark Rockwell that the upcoming two-year FedRAMP road map aims to continue work on facilitating …

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