Tag Archives: controlled unclassified information

John Sherman: DoD Extends Commercial Virtual Remote Capability to June 2021

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John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has moved to extend to June 2021 the use of the commercial virtual remote environment to support employees who are teleworking. Sherman said that over a million users are adopting the capability to perform calls, teaming and video conferences.

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NIST Updates Publication for Controlled Unclassified Information

Cyber Attacks

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an updated draft publication that lists new requirements regarding controlled unclassified information. Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-172 tackles federal CUI security from advanced persistent threats that use physical and cyber means to breach systems and access information with no authorization. 

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Margie Graves on Civilian Counterpart to DoD’s Cyber Certification Framework

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Margie Graves, federal deputy chief information officer, said a civilian counterpart to the Department of Defense’s proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification would require a different structure to meet civilian agencies’ wide range of missions, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s Cyber Certification Model Specifically Designed for Small Businesses

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Katie Arrington, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition for cyber, said the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity certification model seeks to help small businesses comply with cyber controls through a tiered rating system depending on the platforms they are asked to protect, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.

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Ron Ross: NIST Awaits OMB Approval of Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5

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Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow, said NIST is waiting for the Office of Management and Budget’s office of information and regulatory affairs to finish its final review and approve Special Publication 800-53, revision 5 to begin soliciting public comments on six cybersecurity documents, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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DoD Inspector General Audits Contractor Networks, Systems

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The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General released the results of an audit that sought to confirm contractors' capacity to secure controlled unclassified information on their respective systems and networks.

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NIST Recommends New Practices for Unclassified Info Security

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added new information security strategies in an existing recommendation document for nonfederal organizations. NIST said Wednesday that it released a companion draft containing new recommendations for the existing publication entitled Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations.

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Report: GSA’s Proposed Rule to Require Compliance With NIST’s Federal Data Protection Framework

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The General Services Administration has introduced a proposed rule that would direct civilian contractors to comply with a National Institute of Standards and Technology framework that aims to protect controlled unclassified information in nonfederal data systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. GSA will seek public comments on the proposed rule …

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