Tag Archives: risk management

Wilmer Graham: HUD to Implement AI-Based Risk Management Platform

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeks to simplify the process for reviewing grant applications and monitoring grantees through the implementation of an artificial intelligence-based risk management technology. Wilmer Graham, chief risk officer of HUD, said that she expects the Argus system rollout effor to drive the adoption of AI technology in other agency programs.

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GAO Offers Recommendations for DLA to Improve Cybersecurity of Inventory Management Systems

Cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to act on its recommendations to address deficiencies in the implementation of risk management steps in order to mitigate cybersecurity risks facing its inventory management systems. Those steps are selecting security controls, authorizing the system, assessing and monitoring security controls.

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GAO Offers Recommendations for DHS’ Biometric Tech Replacement Program

BASS RFI

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS to fully implement risk management best practices with regard to its Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) program that seeks to replace its biometric identity management system. Succeeding increments are expected to be implemented in 2022 and 2024.

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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

NSA-CISA-FBI-UK NCSC

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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