Tag Archives: FISMA

OMB Chief Russell Vought Releases Memo on FISMA Reporting Requirements for FY 2021

Russell Vought

Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has issued a memo detailing reporting requirements and deadlines for agencies in fiscal year 2021 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014. Vought said the updated FISMA guidance directs agencies to report to OMB the status of their data security programs. 

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OPM IG Issues Report on FY 2020 FISMA Compliance Efforts

OPM

The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its final audit for the agency’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) for fiscal year 2020. According to the report, OPM is working to develop an enterprise risk management strategy as well as baseline configurations for information systems.

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FMG Announces Efforts to Bolster Federal Mobile Security

Federal Mobility Group

The Federal Mobility Group (FMG) has launched efforts to help agencies protect mobile devices operating in environments that lack security. FMG evaluated and improved data reporting aspects of the Federal Information Security Management Act, published guidance for teleworking, assessed threat defense ecosystems and educated agencies on credential management, the Chief Information Officer Council said Wednesday.

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FRC Partners with AFS to Advance Cybersecurity Solutions for Federal Government; Jeremy Young, Aaron Faulkner Quoted

Aaron Faulkner

Federal Resources Corporation (FRC) has partnered with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) to advance cybersecurity solutions to the federal and public sector departments and agencies. "Organizations like FRC help federal departments and agencies ensure the security and privacy of their mission and that’s why we selected them as a strategic partner,” said Aaron Faulkner, managing director, AFS.

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OPM Davelops Cloud Practice to Streamline Operations; Akanksha Sharma Quoted

Akanksha Sharma

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has created a cloud practice to meet the agency’s need to make informed telework decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the cloud practice, OPM facilities spent two to three hours a day scraping data on COVID-19 cases from state and federal websites. 

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OIG Report: NASA Must Improve Info Security Controls, Contingency Plans

NASA

NASA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that the agency failed to implement an enterprise-wide information security program and that it had inaccurate and incomplete security plans for six information systems. The OIG claims that four out of six systems were operating without contingency plans or with outdated plans meant to meet requirements.

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Accenture Federal Services Receives FedRAMP Authorization for MDR Cyber Capability; David Dalling, Aaron Faulkner Quoted

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Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization for Managed Detection and Response cyber capability, a threat monitoring and incident response cloud solution, the company announced on Thursday.

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CISA, OMB Issue Draft Policies on Vulnerability Disclosure

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a draft binding operational directive that would require federal agencies to have a vulnerability disclosure policy.

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