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Joe Stuntz: OMB to Issue New Consolidated ID Mgmt Policy

The Office of Management Budget will create a new policy on identity management by building on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s updated digital identity guidelines and on the White House’s memo that seeks to reduce agency reporting requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Joe Stuntz, a policy lead …

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HHS Seeks to Advance Blockchain-Based Tools Devt for Health IT Via Code-a-Thon

The Department of Health and Human Services has initiated efforts to advance the development and adoption of blockchain technology-based platforms designed to facilitate health records management and interactions between patients and health providers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes HHS’ office of the national coordinator for health information technology partnered …

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VA Seeks New Deputy CIO for Info Security

The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technology has started its search to hire a new deputy chief information officer for information security. An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs website says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on its pool of Senior Executive Service …

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NIST’s Draft Cybersecurity Framework Update Covers Cyber Supply Chain Risk Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its proposed update to the Cybersecurity Framework in an effort to provide new information on cyber supply chain risk management and introduce measurement processes for cybersecurity. The 2017 Draft Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security Version 1.1 also includes clarification on the …

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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U.S. cybersecurity posture. Brown wrote in a Nextgov article published Wednesday that organizations should facilitate continuous authentication …

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DoD IG: Dept Complies With 28 of 166 Open Cyber Recommendations

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Inspector General has summarized audit reports of the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office on potential DoD cybersecurity weaknesses and noted that the department has closed 28 out of 166 open cybersecurity-related recommendations A DoD IG report published Tuesday says access and identity management, configuration management, contractor systems, risk management, …

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John Hickey: DISA Aims to Detect Network Threats Via Identity Mgmt, Cyber Protection Teams

John Hickey, cyber development director at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA relies on cyber protection teams, identity management and integrated security to help detect and protect the agency’s information networks from cyber threats. Hickey said that DISA collaborates with the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks …

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Janet Hughes: UK Government Digital Service Identity Verification Platform to Go Live

The U.K.’s government digital service agency will launch its new identity verification platform for digital government services in the coming days. Janet Hughes, GDS identity assurance program director, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the GOV.UK Verify platform has passed the “Digital by Default Service Standard” assessment to address security, safety and usability requirements. …

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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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