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GAO: DHS Should Establish Performance Evaluation Measures for NCCIC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to establish metrics and methods to assess the performance of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. GAO reported Wednesday NCCIC is required to perform 11 cybersecurity functions and comply with nine principles but the center’s level of adherence is unclear since it …

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Report: Trump to Ink Executive Order on Cybersecurity Tuesday

President Donald Trump is set to sign Tuesday an executive order that would require reviews of the U.S. government’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities, Reuters reported Monday. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the order would authorize audit of cyber capabilities at federal agencies and seek feedback on how …

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John Kelly Assumes Role as DHS Secretary

John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, took his oath of office as the country’s fifth homeland security secretary after he received Senate confirmation Friday. The 45-year military veteran now leads the Department of Homeland Security and its components that include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation …

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Keith Nakasone, Jose Arrieta Join GSA’s IT Category Mgmt Leadership Team

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology Category has appointed Keith Nakasone as deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition and named Jose Arrieta as director for the office of IT Schedule contract operations. Mary Davie, ITC assistant commissioner, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Nakasone will manage all acquisition vehicles …

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DHS Publishes National Cyber Incident Response Plan

The Department of Homeland Security has released the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that aims to boost the federal government’s capacity to manage cyber incidents. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday the plan describes the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, territorial and tribal entities as well as private sector and international …

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday DHS continues to work with remaining department and agencies …

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Jeh Johnson: Election Infrastructure Must Be Determined as Critical

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection. Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, …

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