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CBO: Cyber Bill’s Information System Updates Requirement Would Cost ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Over 5 Years

A Congressional Budget Office report says a requirement to replace or update information systems within a year under the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 would cost the government “hundreds of millions of dollars” over a five-year period ending in 2020. CBO also estimates that there would be significant costs associated …

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FCW: Congress Includes Cyber Info Sharing Bill in Omnibus Package

Congress introduced an omnibus appropriations package that includes the proposed Cy­ber­security Inform­a­tion Shar­ing Act, FCW reported Wednesday. “The agreement in the omnibus maintains Senate language on use of a Department of Homeland Security portal to share information,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-authored CISA with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard …

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Clifton Triplett: OPM Faces Cyber Threat from Islamic State Group

Clifton Triplett, senior information technology and cybersecurity adviser at the Office of Personnel Management, has said the Islamic State militant group may potentially orchestrate a cyber attack on OPM’s computer networks, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes Triplett said at a Bloomberg Government-hosted webcast that the implementation of access controls could …

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Nextgov: Sen. Ron Johnson Raises Concerns Over Governmentwide ‘Einstein’ Cyber Tool Adoption

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has said a classified audit report by the Government Accountability Office proves that a tool that works to detect cyber threats is not widely adopted across government agencies, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the cyber surveillance tool, did not disclose the …

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