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FTC OIG: Agency Needs to Address Information Security Issues

The Federal Trade Commission's inspector general has found that the agency faces security and cost challenges in information technology. FTC Office of the Inspector General identified the agency's challenges in securing information systems and networks from destruction, data Loss or compromise, Andrew Katsaros, FTC inspector general, wrote in a letter posted Sept. 27.

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DHS, FFA Launch Efforts to Remove Inefficient Network Security Tools

Larry Grossman, acting chief information security officer of the Federal Aviation Administration, has said that the agency intends to reduce the amount of security tools present in their networks, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. During a recent Northern Virginia Technology Council event, Grossman told attendees that his team intends to remove two products for every network security tool the FAA acquires.

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CISA Report Identifies Security Risks Associated With 5G Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a report about the potential risks posed by 5G mobile network adoption to U.S. supply chains, network security and trusted options. CISA said in the report, published Wednesday, that the use of 5G components produced by unreliable firms could expose U.S. companies to malicious software and other vulnerabilities.

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Agencies Advance Trusted Internet Connections Pilots

Several agencies have begun conducting pilots of the updated Trusted Internet Connections policy even if the policy is not yet finalized, FedScoop reported Tuesday. The Office of Management and Budget released the draft TIC 3.0 policy in December, which intends to build network security across the government and eliminate barriers to the adoption of cloud and other tech platforms.

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White House Releases Draft of Updated Trusted Internet Connections Policy

The White House has issued a draft policy that would require the Department of Homeland Security to come up with use cases for how federal agencies can ensure the security of internet connections, Nextgov reported Friday. The updated Trusted Internet Connections policy seeks to build up network security across the government and eliminate barriers to adoption of cloud and other modern technology platforms.

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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Thomas Bossert: Trump Administration to Pursue Federal IT Modernization

Thomas Bossert, an adviser to President Donald Trump on homeland security and counterterrorism, has said the Trump administration will pursue information technology modernization projects as part of efforts to secure federal networks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Bossert said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted cybersecurity forum …

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