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DHS IT Security System Earns Top Marks for FISMA Compliance; Jaime Vargas Comments

The recent Federal Information Security Management Act report named the Department of Homeland Security as the top performer in an assessment of federal agencies’ compliance to IT security standards, GCN reported Thursday. DHS’ continuous monitoring system, which is run by the department’s Office of the Inspector General, received a score of 99 for the second …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Needs Congress’ Help to Build Cyber Workforce

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson offered an overview of his department’s goals regarding legislation and relationships with the private sector in cybersecurity during a policy address Friday, Fedscoop reported Friday. Dan Verton writes that Johnson called on Congress to give DHS new hiring and compensation authority for recruiting cybersecurity workers and update …

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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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OMB: 78% of Agencies Gave DHS Cyber Data

The Office of Management and Budget found nearly 78 percent of all major agencies have directly submitted cybersecurity data to the Department of Homeland Security, Federal News Radio reports. The OMB believes increased agency compliance is in partly driven by its deadline to adapt the Cyberscope program by Nov. 15, …

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Feds Procrastinate on Cyber Deadline

Federal agencies may miss a key deadline in the implementing of new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, according a recently published survey. Only a small minority of federal managers have used the new CyberScope reporting tool, according to a survey of 34 chief information officers across a number of federal agencies conducted …

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