Tag Archives: ICAM

DOD to Adopt DISA-Made Access Management Tool; David McKeown Quoted

David McKeown

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has developed a tool the military intends to use for securely handling credentials and network access. Financial management teams at the Department of Defense (DOD) will be the first to use the new identity, credentialing and access management (ICAM) tool. DISA developed ICAM based on input submitted by industry entities. 

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GSA’s Governmentwide Policy Office Eyes Updated Guidance on Identity Risk Management

Ransomware Data

The Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) plans to release guidance on federal identity, credential and access management (FICAM) next year to cover topics such as managing digital identity risks and single sign-ons. Myers noted that the OGP is willing to launch collaborations on updating the FICAM guidance. “It is deprecated,” Myers said.

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USAF Developing Zero-Trust Cybersecurity Maturity Model; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

Lauren Knausenberger

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has announced it is developing a maturity model to broaden the service implementation of zero trust cybersecurity protection. The maturity model will be the foundation of the entire Air Force network architecture. The new maturity model aims to help network administrators and IT workers throughout the Air Force bring their networks in line with zero trust security. 

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, Joint Staff CIO, Recommends Areas to Improve JADC2

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, chief information officer (CIO) of the Joint Staff and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed how the military’s future network-of-networks operational construct, Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), can increase innovation and agility by leveraging big data. “Everything we do from this point forward, it really is all about the data,” he said.

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Serena Chan: DISA to Test Enterprise Identity Mgmt Tech Prototype With Pilot Apps in January

Serena Chan

Serena Chan, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) cyber development directorate, said DISA plans to begin testing in January 2021 its enterprise identity, credential and access management prototype with a subset of 13 applications from several Department of Defense components. The ICAM prototype is set to achieve initial operational capability in late December 2020. 

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Aaron Weis Issues Memo on Navy Dept’s ‘Single Tenant’ Cloud Effort

Aaron Weis

The Department of the Navy (DON) has implemented a policy mandating single tenancy for each DON component in the Microsoft 365 cloud environment. The move comes as part of the department’s efforts to improve directory management and reduce complexities in migrating DON users across disparate networks.

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CISA Provides Documents on ICAM Use in Public Safety


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued documents that discuss concepts and public safety use cases on identity, credential and access management technologies. CISA said its ICAM Value Proposition Suite features an overview of ICAM benefits and use cases in hurricane, drug, school shooting and bombing response scenarios.

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Guidehouse Wins Contract to Provide Identity Management System for DOS; Scott McIntyre, John Hunt Quoted

Scott McIntyre

Guidehouse has been awarded a ten-year contract with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to create an innovative Identity Management System and Credential Management System (IDMS) solution. “As a long-standing partner and trusted advisor to the DOS, we are honored to lead this important effort for the agency,” said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse and winner of the 2020 Wash100 Award Popular Vote.

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