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DoD Accelerating Mobile App Approval Process

The Department of Defense’s Mobility Unclassified Capability unit approved a mobile application to streamline maintenance operations for the U.S. Air Force, FedTech reported Thursday. Al Smith, program manager for DMUC, said the mobility service is quickening the process of approving mobile apps for government use.

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NIST Issues Revised Guidance on Email Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its revised guidelines on federal email security in an effort to provide agencies with updates on cyber security. The document helps agencies reduce the risk of email being used as an attack vector and to avoid the risk of content leaks to unauthorized parties.

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GAO: OMB, DHS Should Help Agencies Work on Intrusion Detection Capabilities

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security help federal agencies build up their capabilities to detect and prevent intrusions and other cyber threats. Inspectors general at 23 civilian agencies covered under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 assessed the data security programs of their organizations using performance measures related to five security functions and reported that 17 of those agencies did not effectively implement those programs, GAO said Tuesday.

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NIST Cyber Hub Proposes ‘Building Blocks’ for Email, Mobile Device Security

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled its proposals for cyber measures in email security and Personal Identity Verification credentials on mobile devices. NIST said Thursday the two draft “building blocks” will work to address cybersecurity issues among businesses and are open for public comment …

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NIST Proposes Smart Card, Email Security Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on two agency-proposed cyber frameworks to help businesses secure emails and mobile-based personal identity verification credentials. The NIST-run National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence wants to add the new cybersecurity building blocks to the center’s multi-industry use cases, the agency …

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