Tag Archives: IT

Air Force Updates Cyber Risk Mgmt Framework for Airmen

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The U.S. Air Force‘s chief information security office has introduced an updated risk management framework that covers formal policies and processes for the service branch to assess, manage and validate the cybersecurity risks of tools and systems that airmen operate. The redesigned framework calls for the Air Force to shift adopt a …

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David Shulkin: VA Should Focus on Commercial Software Adoption

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has said that VA should focus on the adoption of “commercially tested” software platforms for use in acquisitions, electronic health records and other business processes, FCW reported Friday. Shulkin, who received Senate confirmation in February, made the remarks Tuesday at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, …

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VA Seeks New Deputy CIO for Info Security

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The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technology has started its search to hire a new deputy chief information officer for information security. An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs website says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on its pool of Senior Executive Service …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

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The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GAO Recommends DHS to Build on Mgmt Function Efforts

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security to continue efforts to strengthen and integrate management functions through the identification and allocation of resources in areas such as staffing for acquisition and information technology positions. According to a report published Thursday, DHS has met 13 out of 30 outcomes …

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NGA Seeks New CIO, Assistant Director

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and assistant director. The selected candidate will oversee the evaluation of NGA’s information technology investments and capabilities and collaborate with consultants and top leaders from other agencies within the Defense …

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Rear Adm. David Lewis: SPAWAR’s 2017 Strategic Plan Aims to Streamline C4ISR, IT Service Delivery

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Rear Adm. David Lewis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command chief, has said SPAWAR’s fiscal 2017 strategic plan has five areas of focus and one of those is to accelerate and streamline delivery of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. Lewis told C4ISRNET reporter Mark Pomerleau in an …

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GAO: VA Personnel Should Modernize Current IT Systems

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs to address issues regarding critical system modernizations, data center consolidation and the retirement of legacy systems to help refresh the VA’s information technology environment. According to a report published Tuesday, GAO suggested the VA to establish metrics and goals that will determine …

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DHS Secretary John Kelly Backs ‘Critical’ Designation for US Election Infrastructure

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John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that he plans to retain the former Obama administration’s critical infrastructure designation to U.S. election systems as part of cybersecurity efforts, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Morgan Chalfant writes the designation expanded federal protections for election infrastructure to cover polling and vote tabulation stations, storage …

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Jason Gray: Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FITARA Implementation

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Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …

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