Tag Archives: Department of Health and Human Services

Bryan Ware: CISA Accelerates Efforts to Protect Federal Research Facilities From Nation-State Actors

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said CISA has strengthened cyber defense measures at federal health agencies and research facilities as nation-state actors continue their attempts to compromise coronavirus vaccine research efforts, CyberScoop reported Friday.

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House Lawmakers Want HHS to Provide Info on National Strategy for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Three House lawmakers asked Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide information on Trump administration’s comprehensive plan to strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jothi Dugar: NIH’s Optimize Program Looks at People as Asset in Campaign Against Cyber Threats

Jothi Dugar, chief information security officer of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology, said the NIH’s Optimize IT Security program reflects the “people-centric approach” the agency is taking to address cybersecurity concerns, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Sen. Gary Peters Asks White House to Launch Centralized Federal COVID-19 Website

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to introduce a centralized federal website that would provide citizens with reliable and trusted information on the novel coronavirus 2019.

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Unisys Receives $30.5M IDIQ Tech Support Contract for HHS-OIG; Melissa Carson Quoted

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a potential four-and-a-half, $30.5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Unisys for providing a secure service desk, end user support and infrastructure operations and engineering services to the OIG, the company announced on Wednesday.

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