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HHS, NASA, SBA Leaders Cite Cybersecurity, Cloud as 2018 IT Priorities

Information technology leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services, Small Business Administration and NASA have outlined their IT priorities for 2018, FedTech reported Friday. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security officer at HHS, said the department will prioritize and advance cybersecurity through four IT security areas. Those areas include …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Agencies Should Adopt ‘Risk-Based’ IT Governance, Procurement Methods

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said she believes federal agencies should factor risks into information technology governance and procurement efforts, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Manfra told audience during her keynote address at the 2017 Symantec Government Symposium held Tuesday that agencies make …

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Kevin Cox: DHS Eyes Cloud Deployment for Federal CDM Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security considers plans to field the federal dashboard for continuous diagnostics and mitigation in the cloud, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Definitely as we go forward we’re looking at doing more in the cloud, including potentially at some point in the future, placing the federal dashboard in …

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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS has kicked off five pilot programs for the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Immigration and Custom Enforcement …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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Janet Stevens: 2 USDA Bureaus to Test Cybersecurity Tools Under Federal CDM Program

Two component agencies of the Agriculture Department will implement commercial network security tools from a continuous diagnostic and mitigation program run by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes USDA chose its Food Safety and Inspection Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service organizations to test a …

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