Tag Archives: Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12

OMB Issues Updated Identity, Credential & Access Management Policy

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum updating the identity, credential and access management policy for federal agencies. Agencies should transition their ICAM strategies and platforms from the levels of assurance model towards a new framework “informed by risk management perspectives, the federal resource accessed and outcomes aligned to agency missions,” according to the memo issued Tuesday by Russell Vought, acting OMB director. 

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White House: Agencies Making Strides Against Cybersecurity Risks

The White House sees progress in federal agencies working toward three cross-agency goals to safeguard their cyber networks, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that the three goals are to constantly monitor networks, secure Internet gateways and utilize two-factor authentication when accessing federal information. “This quarter, combining all three goals, we’ve increased …

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Report: DOE Fails to Meet Federal Clearance Requirements

The Energy Department‘s inspector general said in a Feb. 28 report that the department has not met federal requirements for identity cards due to budget constraints. Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requires the DOE to issue smart identity cards to its contract personnel at field locations. According to the report, HSPD-12 has …

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