Tag Archives: FISMA

Keith Trippie Proposes Strategies to Manage Federal IT Programs

Keith Trippie, CEO of The Trippie Group consulting firm, has recommended that U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott implement measures to help federal information technology executives address their agencies’ operational and technical issues. Trippie wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Federal News Radio that Scott should encourage agency …

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Report: 5 Cybersecurity Bills Get Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and four other cybersecurity bills, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes FISMA directs agencies to shift from a checklist method to a continuous monitoring process for identifying data security compliance and risk issues. The newly approved …

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Ron Ross: NIST Updates Security Control Evaluation Guidance to Match Continuous Monitoring Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a new set of guidelines for evaluating security and privacy controls in federal information systems, GovInfoSecurity reported Monday. Eric Chabrow writes Ron Ross, an NIST fellow, said the guide is designed to complement continuous monitoring and information security authorization programs across …

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Congress OKs FISMA Reform, DHS Workforce Bills; Phyllis Schneck Comments

Congress has approved two bills that seek to reform the existing cybersecurity law and assist the Department of Homeland Security in recruiting and retaining cyber personnel, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the Federal Information Security Management Act reform bill would require agencies to implement continuous monitoring of their information systems for …

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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP Acting Director Matt Goodrich pointed to the increasing adoption of cloud and the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous diagnostics …

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Sen. Tom Carper: Lawmakers to Debate DHS’ Security Role in FISMA Reform Push

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says his collaboration with ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has helped bolster their push for cybersecurity policy reforms, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that Carper and Coburn have submitted three cybersecurity bills to the Senate, including reforms to the Federal Information …

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Phase2 Updates OpenPublic CMS for Open Gov’t Programs; Jeff Walpole Comments

Application developer Phase2 has launched an updated version of its open source content management system based on Drupal to support government agencies’ information-sharing initiatives, GCN reported Oct. 9. The report said Phase2 designed OpenPublic 1.0 to further bolster open government projects across several websites in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. According to the …

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