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NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities. NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes. “State CIOs continue …

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Bill Would Penalize Credit Reporting Agencies for Consumer Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill that would penalize credit reporting agencies in the event of a security breach that affects consumer data. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to directly supervise CRAs’ data security measures; impose penalties on CRAs …

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Maj. Gen. John Morrison: CEMA Units Integrate with Brigades from Other Specialties

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, has said cyber-electromagnetic activities have begun to routinely operate alongside brigades from other domain specialties at combat training centers and home-station training environments. The U.S. Army said Monday Morrison noted CEMA teams have merged with cyber, electronic …

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Report: DHS Transitioned 10 Cyber Tech Concepts to Marketplace in FY2017

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate commercialized, spun off and released 10 cybersecurity technologies to the marketplace in fiscal year 2017 through its Transition to Practice program. DHS said Thursday it attributes the program’s progress to S&T’s growing capacity to determine and streamline the maturation of cybersecurity …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Looks to Expand Automated Threat Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide additional technical context to the cyber threat information that the department sends to industry partners under the Automated Information Sharing program, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications in DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Federal …

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House OKs Bill to Revamp DHS Cyber Mission

House lawmakers have approved through a voice vote a bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would elevate DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a standalone agency from its current status as a component within department headquarters. NPPD would be …

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Former HHS OIG InfoSec Official Steven Hernandez Moves to Education Dept

Steven Hernandez, former chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the Inspector General, will assume the CISO role at the Education Department effective Dec. 10, Cyberscoop reported Thursday. The report noted Hernandez will bring government information technology experience to drive integrity and privacy …

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