Tag Archives: risk management

DoD IG: Dept Complies With 28 of 166 Open Cyber Recommendations

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Inspector General has summarized audit reports of the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office on potential DoD cybersecurity weaknesses and noted that the department has closed 28 out of 166 open cybersecurity-related recommendations A DoD IG report published Tuesday says access and identity management, configuration management, contractor systems, risk management, …

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US, Canada Unveil Joint Strategy to Secure North American Electric Grid Infrastructure

The U.S. and Canada have developed a joint strategy that calls for bilateral collaboration and a shared approach to manage security risks to power grid infrastructure in North America. The Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy outlines  outlines approaches to protect the current electric grid, manage contingencies through modernization of response and recovery systems and build a new …

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NIST Partners With Coast Guard, Industry to Create Cyber Risk Mgmt Profile for Maritime Bulk Liquid Transfers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil and natural gas industry to develop a cybersecurity document that aims to ensure the safe transfer of hazardous liquids from marine vessels to ground pipelines and vehicles. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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DHS Cyber Division Unveils Electronic Library Platform for Industry and Academia Research Community

The cybersecurity division within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has created an electronic library platform that supplies access to infrastructure and event data to the industrial and academic research community. DHS said Monday the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust platform will aim to …

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Baldrige Program, NIST to Develop Assessment Tool for Cyber Risk Management Programs

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a tool designed to help organizations evaluate their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. The Baldrige program proposed the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder platform in compliance with NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, …

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FAA Proposes Safety Mgmt System Implementation Rule for Airport Security

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental notice of a proposed role for safety management systems in an effort to integrate proactive hazard identification and risk-management based principles on day-to-day operations at airports. The FAA said Tuesday it seeks to integrate the systems at any Part 139 airport either classified as small, medium or large hub in the …

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GAO Reviews Quality, Frequency of CIO Ratings on Federal IT Dashboard

The Government Accountability Office has urged agency chief information officers to frequently update their ratings for agency information technology investments on the web-based Federal IT Dashboard system. GAO said Thursday it conducted a performance audit on 95 federal IT programs that were active from April 2015 to June 2016 at 17 agencies and compared CIO rating …

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