The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memorandum that seeks to build up the Department of Homeland Security’s High Value Asset program to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said Monday the memo outlines actions across six areas such as the establishment of enterprise HVA governance, implementation of data-driven HVA prioritization and privacy protection.Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an updated draft of its Risk Management Framework designed to guide federal agencies in protecting their information systems.
The agency said Tuesday the update aims to create a better correlation between the risk management processes and activities at the executive level and those at the operational level, as well as standardize critical risk management preparatory activities at all risk management efforts.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft version of its update to the Risk Management Framework designed to help federal agencies and companies safeguard their information systems from cyber threats. NIST said Wednesday the proposed update to the RMF seeks to help organizations determine and respond to …Read More »
Robert Foster, the departing chief information officer of the Department of the Navy, has said one of his office’s cybersecurity initiatives over the last two years is the transition from the Defense Department’s Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process to the risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The adoption of the …Read More »
A new audit report by Online Trust Alliance has found that 60 percent of federal websites failed in terms of privacy, security and consumer protection practices, GCN reported Wednesday. OTA assessed approximately 1,000 websites for the 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll report and found that the number of government …Read More »
A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report says the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security spent approximately $95 million combined on 434 cell-site simulation tools that turn cellphones into tracking devices from fiscal year 2010 through FY 2014. In a report published Monday, the House panel also …Read More »
The Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would provide individuals, government agencies and other organizations access to machine-readable public information at Data.gov. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, Schatz’s office said Monday. Schatz said he will …Read More »
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that intelligence integration serves as a “prerequisite” to help meet the objectives of the 9/11 Commission and could help facilitate collaboration among agencies within the Intelligence Community. Clapper noted in a speech delivered Thursday at the Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event in Washington that …Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget has updated its guidance on the role and responsibilities of senior agency officials for privacy amid advancements in technology and information analytics. Marc Groman, senior adviser for privacy at OMB, wrote in a blog post published Thursday the new guidance outlines requirements for the designation of SAOPs and seeks to help …Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget has updated a governing document created to establish policies such as procedural and analytic guidelines for federal information resources management functions. A White House blog entry posted Wednesday said the “Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource” update covers a wide range of federal agency policy …Read More »