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Education Dept Seeks CISO, Info Assurance Services Director

The Education Department looks for a director of information assurance services and chief information security officer to manage the availability, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of its data and information resources. A USAJobs notice published June 7 says the incumbent will also serve as principal adviser to the department chief information and deputy CIO. …

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Profile: John Zangardi, DoD Principal Deputy CIO

John Zangardi serves as principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, where he helps the CIO provide advice to the defense secretary on information technology and information assurance matters. Zangardi works alongside the DoD CIO to also advise the defense secretary on non-intelligence space systems; satellite communications, navigation and timing …

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First Batch of Naval Academy Cyber Operations Majors to Graduate

The first batch of midshipmen who took the cyber operations course at the U.S. Naval Academy will graduate on May 27, the U.S. Navy reported Monday. The Navy said the 27 graduates compose the inaugural class of the academic program, which covers areas such as computer architecture, programming, networks, data structures, information assurance, forensics and cryptography. The …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA Aims to Integrate Capabilities, Talents Under Reorg Initiative

The National Security Agency has announced it will undergo a restructuring in a move to bolster the agency’s technological innovation, workforce and core missions of foreign signals intelligence and information assurance. The NSA in the 21st Century initiative is a two-year process to reshape the agency and  address challenges triggered by asymmetric national security …

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Mary Davie: GSA Implements Programs to Ensure Gov’t IT Product Security

The General Services Administration has launched several efforts to manage cybersecurity of information technology products and services that vendors provide to customer agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the agency will establish a supply chain …

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Maj. Gen. Mark Westergren Assigned Deputy Chief of NSA Cryptology Org

Maj. Gen. Mark Westergren — former deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command‘s Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — has been appointed deputy chief of the National Security Agency‘s Central Security Service organization. The Defense Department said Tuesday U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh assigned Westergren to his new role at …

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Report: Gary Galloway to Leave State Dept

Gary Galloway, deputy director for the office of information assurance at the State Department, will retire from the department on Nov. 1 and plans to work in the private sector, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes that Galloway has worked on multiple information technology procurement and security programs since he …

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VA Names Dan Galik CISO

Dan Galik, associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will assume the role of acting deputy assistant secretary and chief information security officer at the VA, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Galik will succeed Stan Lowe, who will retire after 25 years of service. Galik …

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