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NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems …

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IT Modernization, Workforce Devt Included in Trump’s 1st Management Agenda

The White House has released President Donald Trump’s first management agenda across six areas in support of the administration’s “deep-seated transformation” effort, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Trump administration will release in March specific initiatives across those six areas that include information technology modernization to help increase security and …

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Eminence Griffin: US’ Proposed NAFTA Language Change Could Affect IT Procurement

The Trump administration’s proposed changes to a trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada could harm the information technology industry’s access to contracting opportunities in the two foreign countries, FCW reported Wednesday. One proposed change to the North American Free Trade Agreement would equalize foreign access to U.S. government contracts and …

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NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities. NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes. “State CIOs continue …

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GSA Appoints Scott Anderson, Bruno Kelpsas as Regional Administrators

Scott Anderson, former director of services delivery and property management at the George Washington University, has been appointed as the General Services Administration‘s regional administrator for the National Capital Region. Anderson will be responsible for GSA’s operations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including oversight of federal real estate and information technology, the agency …

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Holly Greaves to be Nominated as EPA CFO

Holly Greaves, senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator for budget and audit, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as the next EPA chief financial officer. The White House said Wednesday Greaves has extensive experience with federal accounting standards, financial and information technology environments as well as financial …

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DHS Cyber Assessment Team to Expand Risk Evaluation Role to Operational Tech

The Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber assessment team will extend its cyber risk assessment activities beyond information technology systems to include national critical infrastructure and operational technology, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services team will get an expanded role as part of an ongoing …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Agencies Should Adopt ‘Risk-Based’ IT Governance, Procurement Methods

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said she believes federal agencies should factor risks into information technology governance and procurement efforts, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Manfra told audience during her keynote address at the 2017 Symantec Government Symposium held Tuesday that agencies make …

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