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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Aims to Strengthen Cyber Workforce

Jeanette Manfra, a cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, told Federal News Network in an interview published Tuesday that DHS prioritizes efforts to build up its cyber workforce through education. Manfra, assistant secretary for the national protection and programs directorate at DHS’ office of cybersecurity and communications, said her office will assess this month whether personnel need to undergo the Federal Virtual Training Environment and other courses.

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Jim Reavis: Cloud Security Alliance, GSA’s FedRAMP Partner to Develop ‘FedSTAR’ Cloud Certification

The Cloud Security Alliance and the General Services Administration have teamed up to establish a new cloud security certification through the combination of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program with the alliance’s STAR certification, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “The idea is actually to create some synergy here … …

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White House Economic Council Calls for Public-Private Collaboration to Address Cyber Threats

The White House Council of Economic Advisers has called on public and commercial sectors to advance collaboration to address cybersecurity risks. The council said Wednesday the private sector has initiated efforts to prevent cyber threats through IT system security efforts and development of platforms that work to facilitate cyber vulnerability threat …

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GAO: NOAA Should Improve Cost Tracking for Hydrographic Data Collection Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve efforts to track and report costs under its hydrographic survey program. GAO said Thursday NOAA creates an annual report that compares the cost of collecting hydrographic data using agency resources to the cost of acquiring data from the private sector. NOAA …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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