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DHS Reports Increasing Agency Compliance With Email Security Directive

Thomas McDermott, the Department of Homeland Security’s deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy, recently said that more and more federal agencies are complying with the requirements of Binding Operational Directive 18-01, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The DHS issued BOD 18-01 on Oct. 16, 2017, requiring government agencies to implement a variety of cybersecurity policies including Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, an email security protocol.

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ITIF: 91% of Popular Federal Sites Fail to Perform Well in Terms of Speed, Mobile Friendliness

A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has found that approximately 91 percent of most popular U.S. federal websites did not fare well on at least one of the metrics for page-load speed, accessibility, mobile friendliness and security. ITIF said Monday it examined 469 federal websites for the Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites report’s …

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ODNI Unveils Consolidated, Mobile-Friendly Website

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has consolidated the websites of organizations under its purview into one domain in efforts to provide organized content to the public through a single online location. ODNI said Tuesday the new DNI.gov combines websites for the National Counterterrorism Center, National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the Intelligence Community Chief …

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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes a GSA spokesperson said most executive branch .gov domains have adopted HTTPS. OMB released a memorandum …

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18F Introduces HTTPS Guide Video Series

The General Services Administration’s 18F has released a video series that details how the HTTPS (secure hypertext transfer protocol) communication protocol works. 18F said Thursday it collaborated with DigitalGov University to produce the videos as part of the U.S. government’s effort to transition to HTTPS. The series explains how the …

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