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Military Health System Works to Strengthen Data Security; DHA’s Servio Medina Comments

The Military Health System has stepped up cybersecurity efforts in response to the increasing number of venues of access to information in today’s digital environment. Servio Medina, a cybersecurity leader at the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology division, said in a statement published Friday on MHS’ website that he believes multiple data access venues increase …

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GAO: FDIC Security Program Concerns Put Financial Information, Systems at Risk

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has warned the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation‘s financial information and systems are at risk due to security concerns within the FDIC’s information security systems. GAO said Thursday that the study conducted on FDIC showed the agency had vulnerabilities on the third-party softwares that supported its financial processing and lacked …

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White House Updates Govt-Industry Cyber Info Sharing Proposal

The White House has updated its proposal for legislation to promote the sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between government and industry in an effort to increase collaborations between the public and private sectors. Under this proposal released Tuesday, the White House says that bill would also encourage the development of information …

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VA CIO Stephen Warren Sets Department’s 2014 Cyber Agenda

The Department of Veterans Affairs has outlined cybersecurity priorities for areas the VA believes require greater attention in 2014, FedScoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes an internal memo from VA Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren asks the agency’s information technology managers to further update IT processes and bolster data security postures. …

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OFPP Memo Mandates Agencies Use Central Acquisition Workforce Training Info Repository

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has directed civilian agencies to use a central repository maintained by the Federal Acquisition Institute that contains training and certification info on acquisition workers. Increased use of the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System is intended to give both the FAI and OFPP a government-wide view …

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DoD Opens Joint Information Center in Germany

The Defense Department has opened a regional center in Stuttgart, Germany, for its joint information network intended to expand the U.S. Armed Force’s access to information, FedScoop reported Monday. Cory Bennett writes the enterprise operations center will work to manage the U.S. European Command’s and the U.S. Africa Command’s access …

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US, Australia Sign Pact to Share Space Data; Robert Kehler Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has signed an agreement with its counterpart in Australia to share space situational awareness data, where the two countries will work together on launch support and to plan maneuvers. This agreement represents the first government-to-government memorandum that allows the parties to share advanced space situational awareness …

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Profile: David Wennergren, Pentagon Asst Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

David Wennergren serves as the Defense Department‘s assistant deputy chief management officer, where he promotes efforts to synchronize, integrate and optimize the department’s business operations. The 30-year government service veteran also serves as the principal deputy to the department’s deputy chief management officer. Prior to his position, he served as …

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