Tag Archives: Risk Management Framework

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson on NIST’s Efforts to Advance Trustworthy AI

Rep. Eddie Bernice

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, said the federal government should work with the private sector to optimize the benefits of artificial intelligence to society and manage AI-related risks. Johnson, chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, wrote that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated efforts to address AI risks in compliance with the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act.

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DOD IG Report: Weapon System Program Officials Initiate Actions to Update Cyber Requirements During Operations, Support Phase

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) conducted an audit of cybersecurity requirements for five weapons systems during the operations and support phase of DOD’s acquisition lifecycle and found that program officials for those systems complied with the Risk Management Framework and secured an authorization to operate. 

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NIWC Atlantic Rolls Out Risk Mgmt Framework for Cloud, Data Center Authorization

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) has updated its assessments and authorizations procedures to implement a risk management framework to improve cybersecurity across the U.S. Navy. Matthew Colburn, RMF lead at NIWC Atlantic, said the modified review process helped speed up validation from six months to 2.5 weeks.

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Aaron Weis Offers Update on Navy’s Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Effort

Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the service has made progress in two areas when it comes to strengthening its cybersecurity posture and one of those is from a “defend” perspective.

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Fast Track Authority Helps Air Force Deploy, Secure IT Systems

The U.S. Air Force continues to implement a new process that reduces the time required for securing authority to operate information technology tools from a year to just weeks, FedScoop reported Monday. The service is using Fast Track ATO that Matt Donovan, undersecretary for the branch, unveiled in March to allow officials to speed up deployment and assessment of new software and systems. 

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