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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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Mark Esper Announces Operations Security Training Requirements for All DoD Personnel

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has released a memoabout DoD’s new operations security training requirements for civilian employees, service members  and on-site contractors, Government Executive reported Thursday.

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DHS Expands Scope of Insider Threat Program

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated its privacy impact assessment for the Insider Threat Program (ITP) by expanding ITP’s scope to include all persons who have or had access to DHS’ information, networks, facilities, equipment and related systems. Originally, the ITP focused on the prevention, mitigation and detection of unauthorized disclosure of classified data by DHS employees with active security clearances, DHS said in the updated PIA dated June 16.

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Mark Lewis on Pentagon’s Zero Trust Approach to Microelectronics Procurement

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD is shifting from the "trusted foundry" model toward a “zero trust” approach when it comes to procuring microelectronics due to risks of insider threats, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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TSA Issues ‘Insider Threat’ Roadmap to Fortify Transport System Security; David Pekoske Quoted

David Pekoske

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released an “Insider Threat Roadmap” that will serve as a framework for procedures, requirements, partnerships and capabilities needed to mitigate risks to the operation of U.S. transportation systems.

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SolarWinds Releases Cyber Readiness Report Findings: Including IT Complexity, Insider Threats; Brandon Shopp, Tim Brown Quoted

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SolarWinds has announced the findings of its sixth annual Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey Report, which has revealed the lack of cyber confidence and organizational maturity across the public sector, the company reported on Tuesday.

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ODNI Launches New Governance Structure Under Transformation Initiative; Dan Coats Comments

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has established a new organizational structure and implemented new processes as part of a transformation effort unveiled in March. “Our comprehensive approach to transformation covered many areas, including synchronizing and streamlining processes, better developing our people, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our decisions …

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