Tag Archives: risk management

Lumen Technologies Names Nick Andersen as Public Sector CISO

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies has appointed Nick Andersen  as chief information security officer (CISO) for the public sector, where he will work to ensure the company’s cybersecurity and IT products meet the federal government’s security requirements and risk management standards. Andersen will report to Zain Ahmed, regional VP for Lumen’s federal business. 

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Naval Safety Center Launches Risk Management Modernization Program

U.S. Navy

The Naval Safety Center has unveiled a new initiative that aims to augment the U.S. Navy's risk management program and expand its relevance within the naval enterprise. The project seeks to introduce an operational RM program that utilizes a systems-based approach to address and properly accept risks at the applicable level. 

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CISA Establishes Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Venture

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a venture under its National Risk Management Center that will oversee cyber threat mitigation efforts in support of systems critical to economic and national security. NRMC plans to achieve an initial operating capability for the architecture this year. CISA additionally intends to fund national laboratories in support of other software assurance efforts. 

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Australian Space Agency Selects SPA Australia as Supplier to Provide Support Services; William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis Australia (SPA Australia), a wholly owned subsidiary of SPA,  has been selected as a potential supplier to the Australian Space Agency Support Services Panel. “We are excited to bring our many years of cutting-edge, advanced analytical techniques and sophisticated, proven software tools to help support the Australian Space Agency with their risk management efforts,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA president and CEO.

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Inspector General Report: State Dept. Faces Persistent Information Security Challenges

CMMC Reciprocity

The State Department’s office of inspector general has released a report saying the agency has initiated steps to improve its information security program but continues to face significant issues and control weaknesses that increase its vulnerability to cyber threats and attacks. The document also uncovered issues with user access controls and records management. 

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Deloitte Names Matt Gentile as Head of Government and Public Services Advisory Practice

Matt Gentile

Deloitte has appointed Matt Gentile, the company’s principal with Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics, as the new head of Deloitte’s government and public services Advisory practice. “In the last decade at Deloitte, I’ve had the pleasure of serving dozens of dynamic clients with world-class talent in our government practice,” said Gentile. 

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DHS to Publish Guidance for PNT Resiliency, Security; Ernest Wong Quoted

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a framework on the security of position, navigation and timing systems when used to provide timing information for the power grid and communication networks. TS&T built the framework on stakeholder input and plans to have it publicly released before the year ends.

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SBA Inspector General Issues FY 2021 Management Challenges Report

SBA

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) office of inspector general has issued a report on eight performance and management challenges facing SBA in fiscal year 2021. “Managing COVID 19 stimulus is the greatest overall challenge facing SBA currently. This crucial new challenge is exacerbated by persisting management and performance challenges best described as systemic,” the report states.

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GAO Assesses 5G Strategy Against Six Key Characteristics of Effective National Strategies

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has examined the National Strategy to Secure 5G released by the White House in March 2020 and found that the document partially addressed five of the six desirable characteristics for an effective national strategy. GAO called on the assistant to the president for national security affairs to collaborate with the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council. 

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