Tag Archives: mobile device

FAA Previews Flight Risk Assessment Tool Application’s Release

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its own flight risk assessment tool application in the future as part of a broader campaign to educate the general aviation community on flight safety practices. The FAA said Tuesday its FRAT works to assess risk factors such as type of operation, environment, aircraft, …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB’s Category Mgmt Policy Seeks to Streamline Mobile Device Procurement

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a policy that aims to facilitate the procurement and management of mobile devices and related services by federal agencies through category management. OMB’s Category Management Policy 16-3 seeks to reduce duplicate mobile contracts and help agencies manage their mobile service inventories, Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and …

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DHS, DARPA to Support Mobile Security Tool Devt Based on Continuous Authentication; Vincent Sritapan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advance Research Project Agency have teamed up to fund a Kryptowire-led project that aims to develop a user authentication tool for mobile devices. Researchers at Kryptowire have created a continuous authentication algorithm that works to validate mobile device users through their behavioral patterns that …

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GAO: Census Bureau Lacks Processes to Manage Interdependencies Between CEDCAP, 2020 Decennial Census Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau lacks certain procedures to handle interdependencies between the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing program and the 2020 Decennial Census initiative. GAO said in a report released Thursday the bureau has failed to implement a single dependency schedule and does not have a combined …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Bill Seeks to Counter Cyber Attacks

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has proposed a bill meant to establish best practices with the goal of combating cyber attacks on U.S. networks. Eshoo said Thursday “system administrators can better protect their networks and consumer data from a majority of known cyber threats” using established “commonsense best practices.” Eshoo, a …

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