Tag Archives: privacy

OIG Calls for USAID to Implement Additional Privacy Controls to Protect Personal Data

USAID Privacy Program

The office of inspector general at the U.S. Agency for International Development has issued an audit report saying USAID has implemented key components of an effective privacy program but needs to carry out additional controls to safeguard personally identifiable information and mitigate the risk of a privacy breach.

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GAO: Government Needs Urgent Actions to Secure Federal Systems, Protect Critical Infrastructure

NIST Cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the federal government to accelerate efforts to carry out critical actions to address major cybersecurity challenges. According to the report, GAO has made approximately 3,300 recommendations to help agencies address lapses in cybersecurity since 2010. Of those recommendations, over 750 are not yet implemented as of Dec. 2020.

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NIST Seeks Public Comments on Draft Bring Your Own Device Practice Guide

Telework Policy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft special publication that seeks to demonstrate how organizations can use standards-based, commercially available products to help meet their privacy and security needs as they adopt the bring your own device practice. Public comments on the draft practice guide are due May 3rd.

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Parsons Wins $178M IDIQ from IC to Enhance Security of Sensitive Information; Robert Miller Quoted

Robert Miller

Parsons Corporation has secured a $178 million, five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Intelligence Community (IC) to support security and privacy of sensitive information, the company reported on Tuesday.

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DHS Expands Scope of Insider Threat Program

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated its privacy impact assessment for the Insider Threat Program (ITP) by expanding ITP’s scope to include all persons who have or had access to DHS’ information, networks, facilities, equipment and related systems. Originally, the ITP focused on the prevention, mitigation and detection of unauthorized disclosure of classified data by DHS employees with active security clearances, DHS said in the updated PIA dated June 16.

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