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NIST Adds Seven Updates to Draft Risk Management Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an updated draft of its Risk Management Framework designed to guide federal agencies in protecting their information systems.

The agency said Tuesday the update aims to create a better correlation between the risk management processes and activities at the executive level and those at the operational level, as well as standardize critical risk management preparatory activities at all risk management efforts.
 

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DoD Seeks Public Comments on Guidance for Unclassified Information

The Defense Department has requested public insight on its draft procurement guidance that requires the adoption of a National Institute of Standards and Technology rule that safeguards controlled unclassified information in non-federal systems and organizations. The Defense Acquisition Regulations Systems said in a Federal Register notice posted Tuesday DoD drafted …

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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a cybersecurity guide meant to help small businesses secure information systems. NIST said Wednesday it created the Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals guide in an effort to provide basic cybersecurity steps and walk small business owners through a risk assessment process. “Businesses of all sizes face …

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DOT’s IG: Cyber Incident Handling ‘Ineffective, Incomplete’

The Transportation Department‘s inspector general has called DOT’s handling of cybersecurity incidents “ineffective and incomplete” in an audit the IG conducted on the agency’s information systems and networks. DOT’s IG said Thursday it evaluated how the department monitors, reports, detects and resolves cyber incidents and also informs authorities of both the event and resolution. The IG said DOT did …

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DOT IG Office Seeks New CIO to Oversee IT Resources

The Transportation Department‘s Office of the Inspector General is looking for candidates to take the role of chief information officer to manage information technology resources and support the agency’s mission needs. A notice posted Monday on the USAJobs website says the CIO will provide national leadership to support the economical delivery of …

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Treasury Department Seeks New Infrastructure Operations Associate CIO

The Treasury Department has kicked off the search for a new associate chief information officer for infrastructure operations, with responsibility in information and technology management operations. The role of ACIO/IO operates within the office of the deputy assistant secretary for information systems and chief information officer under the Treasury’s deputy …

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Profile: Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury Department CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia assumed duties as chief information officer of the Treasury Department in October 2014 and concurrently serves as deputy assistant secretary for information systems at the agency. He oversees the department’s $3.5 billion information technology investment portfolio and information resources management strategy. Prior to the Treasury, he served as the Hawaii governor’s chief adviser …

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NIST Issues Draft Document for Nonfederal Info Systems Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft publication that outlines requirements for the protection of unclassified information in nonfederal systems, GCN reported Friday. The guidance applies to information stored in the systems of contractors, state, local and tribal governments as well as academic institutions, according to the report. GCN …

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Report: 2013 Security Classification Spending Hits $11.63B

The National Archives and Records Administration’s Information Security Oversight Office has released its annual report showing that security classification spending hit $11.63 billion in 2013, Federal Times reported Monday. Steve Watkins writes the intelligence community accounted for about $1.87 billion of the increase, or 16 percent of the total costs. …

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