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DHS Officials Discuss Efforts of Two Newly Formed Groups to Ensure Supply Chain Security

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security discussed the functions and responsibilities of two new organizations created to address cyber vulnerabilities in the technology supply chain during an Atlantic Council event, FCW reported Thursday. DHS formed a supply chain task force, while the Secure Technology Act passed by Congress created the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Council intended to build cybersecurity resilience into federal acquisition rules.

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Naomi Lefkovitz on Five Functions of NIST’s Privacy Framework

Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, offered updates on a proposed framework to help organizations address issues related to data privacy at RSA Conference 2019, Threatpost reported Thursday. Lefkovitz told the audience that privacy should be considered as part of organizations’ “broader enterprise risk management activity.”

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FDIC Inspector General Advises Boost in Security, Management, Innovation

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Office of the Inspector General has identified the agency's weaknesses in the areas of security, technological modernization and management. Jay Lerner, FDIC inspector general, said Thursday in a report the agency needs to focus on cybersecurity risk oversight, financial technology innovation, information security management, crisis preparation and enterprise risk management.

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DHS Aims to Address Supply Chain Risks in Federal Acquisition via New Task Force; Chris Krebs Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security’s national risk management center will create a new information and communications technology task force to help address risks to the supply chain, Federal News Network reported Monday. ​The report said the task force is expected to work on efforts to reduce such risks in the federal acquisition process in 2019.

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DISA Backs Mission Partners’ Security Compliance Efforts Through Risk Mgmt Service

The Defense Information Systems Agency offers risk management service packages to its mission partners as part of efforts to help them meet the agency’s security requirements. DISA said Tuesday its Service Product packages are designed to aid the compliance of partners whose programs and systems are hosted within the agency’s Computing Ecosystem. …

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GAO: Commerce Dept & NIST Should Address Physical Security Gaps

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Commerce Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to take steps to address challenges facing NIST’s physical security efforts. GAO said in a report published Wednesday 75 percent of surveyed NIST personnel believe that agency leaders put “great” or “very great” importance on …

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Army to Field Portable Digital Radiography System for Medical, Special Operations

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will deploy a new portable digital radiography system developed for deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs units of the service branch. The Army said Tuesday the PDRS is built to replace the branch’s legacy X-ray generator and accompanying computerized reader system. The Aberdeen Test and Evaluation Center, Information Security and Engineering …

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