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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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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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House OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Office

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bill that would put back a State Department office that works to facilitate negotiations on international cybersecurity policies, The Hill reported Wednesday. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the House panel’s ranking member, …

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GSA to Update Acquisition Regulation With Data Security, Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements

The General Services Administration has announced plans to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation to integrate new information security and cyber incident reporting requirements for government contractors and contracting officers as part of its unified regulatory agenda. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says GSA plans to require contractors to protect agency-related …

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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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Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Bill Clears House

The House voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would mandate the Department of Homeland Security to provide lawmakers more information on DHS’ policies and procedures for disclosing cyber vulnerabilities to industry, The Hill reported Tuesday. House members approved the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Act nearly two months after the Trump administration issued a …

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GSA Appoints Scott Anderson, Bruno Kelpsas as Regional Administrators

Scott Anderson, former director of services delivery and property management at the George Washington University, has been appointed as the General Services Administration‘s regional administrator for the National Capital Region. Anderson will be responsible for GSA’s operations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including oversight of federal real estate and information technology, the agency …

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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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