Tag Archives: FISMA

Senate Homeland Security Committee Passes FISMA Reform Bill; Tom Carper Comments

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, a move that could draw closer to reforms in the 12-year-old Federal Information Security Management Act, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Jeffrey Roman writes the modernization bill could reach the President despite facing a long process, from …

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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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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: 19% of 2012 Cyber Incidents From Internal Violations

The Office of Management and Budget has found that 19 percent of reported cybersecurity incidents in fiscal year 2012 agencies came from internal policy violations, GovWin reports. OMB also found that 18 percent of federal incident reports involve malicious codes; 16 percent cover lost or stolen equipment; and 6 percent …

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House Oversight Panel OKs Updated FISMA Bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday to update a law governing information technology security at federal agencies, Fierce Government IT reports. David Perera writes the amended Federal Information Security Management Act would place the Office of Management and Budget in charge of agency …

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Agencies Want Contractor Info Systems Added to FISMA Rules

Three federal agencies are seeking to change a federal acquisition regulation on how contractors handle information systems for containing and processing government data, Fierce Government IT reports. The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA want to extend the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act’s requirements to cover those systems, …

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House Passes FISMA Update Bill

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the House also reached an accord to pass a bill updating the Federal Information Management Security Act of 2002, GovInfo Security …

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CBO: FISMA Update Would Cost $710M

A proposed bill that would require agencies to perform continuous monitoring of their networks would cost $710 million through 2017 to implement, the Congressional Budget Office reported Friday. The House is set to debate several cyber bills, including the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012. The FISMA update would require continuous monitoring …

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