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OMB Updates Guidelines for New Internet Protocol Adoption; Russell Vought Quoted

Russell Vought

The Office of Management and Budget has released an updated guidance on the federal government's implementation of internet protocol version 6 (IPv6). The guidance also calls for agencies to work with external partners and update public-facing servers and online services in preparation for the implementation. IPv6 replaces the existing IPv4. 

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OMB’s Russell Vought on Developing AI Regulations

Artificial Intelligence

Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has asked U.S. department and agency heads to reduce "unnecessary barriers" to artificial intelligence innovation and growth in compliance with the Executive Order 13859 that seeks to maintain U.S. advantage in AI. Agencies are also encouraged to collaborate with private sector standard-setting organizations on the effort.

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Lauren Underwood Introduce Federal Cybersecurity Oversight Act

Sen. Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., have proposed a bill to improve oversight of federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture. “The Federal Cybersecurity Oversight Act would prevent civilian agencies from punting cybersecurity down the road indefinitely, leaving Americans' data open for attack from hackers and foreign spies," said Wyden.

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OMB: OPM’s Michael Rigas Named Acting Federal CIO

Michael Rigas

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently confirmed that Michael Rigas, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), has been serving as the federal chief information officer on a temporary basis since July 2020. He assumed multiple positions in the government sector, having served with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

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OMB Chief Russell Vought Releases Memo on FISMA Reporting Requirements for FY 2021

Russell Vought

Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has issued a memo detailing reporting requirements and deadlines for agencies in fiscal year 2021 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014. Vought said the updated FISMA guidance directs agencies to report to OMB the status of their data security programs. 

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OMB Issues Guidance for Agencies to Accept Digital Requests for Records

Office of Management

The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday released a memo providing guidance for federal agencies to start accepting digital requests for disclosure of records protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. Under the memo, federal agencies should facilitate remote identity-proofing and authentication process for individuals requesting access to records. 

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Tempered’s Bill Kalogeros: Gov’t Should Consider Zero-Trust Requirement for IoT Security

Internet of Things

Bill Kalogeros, a public sector adviser at Tempered, said adopting a zero-trust approach along with software-defined perimeter technology could help government agencies prevent unauthorized access to internet of things devices. “Whether or not the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act becomes law, there are other important steps agencies can take to enhance IoT security,” Kalogeros said.

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OFPP Chief Michael Wooten Issues Memo to Boost Involvement of People With Disabilities in Federal Contracting

Michael Wooten

Michael Wooten, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), has issued a new memo outlining five measures agencies should take to boost the participation of people with disabilities in federal contracting through the AbilityOne program.

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Maria Roat: IT Changes During Pandemic Give Agencies Opportunity to Further Advance Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said federal agencies’ move to cloud-based telework arrangement and adoption of new digital tools during the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate continuity of operations highlighted the potential for modernization that agencies must continue in 2021. 

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GSA, DoD Re-Award $4.4B DEOS BPA to CSRA; Dana Deasy, Emily Murphy Quoted

Dana Deasy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Defense have re-awarded the approximate $4.4 billion, ten-year Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to CSRA, with Contractor Teaming Partners Dell Marketing L.P. and Minburn Technology Group. “DEOS is a key part of the Department’s Digital Modernization Strategy," said DoD CIO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, Dana Deasy.

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