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DoD Issues New Document on IT, Cybersecurity Goals; Terry Halvorsen Comments

The Defense Department has released a nine-page document that details DoD’s plans to update its information technology infrastructure and build up its cybersecurity posture, Signal magazine reported Thursday. Sandra Jontz writes Terry Halvorsen, DoD chief information officer, introduced Thursday the “DoD Information Technology Environment – Way Forward to Tomorrow’s Strategic Landscape” document …

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FedRAMP Releases Cloud Security Requirements For High-Impact Unclassified Gov’t Data

The General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team has unveiled a set of high baseline requirements for agencies to protect unclassified sensitive government data stored in cloud environments. FedRAMP said Friday three authorized cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, CSRA and Microsoft meet the program’s high baseline requirements. The products are AWS’ GovCloud technology, CSRA’s ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service platform …

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Govt, Commercial IT Pros Urge Small Businesses to Invest in Cybersecurity Programs

Some government and commercial security experts who took part in a Small Business Administration-hosted panel discussion Monday said that small businesses should implement programs to protect their critical assets from cyber threats, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Douglas Kramer, SBA deputy administrator, moderated the panel and told audience an SBA study found that nearly …

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DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen’s ‘Windows 10’ Remarks Draw Criticism From Software Trade Group

The Software and Information Industry Association has reacted to comments Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made about the Microsoft-developed operating system Windows 10 on April 8 per a Fedscoop report. According to Fedscoop, Halvorsen said DoD plans to issue general guidance to department employees on the potential application of Windows 10 on their …

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