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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan for Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats. In a letter published Wednesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to inform the Senate …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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Senate Committee Endorses Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Head

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has received the full support of a Senate committee to lead the agency on a full-time basis, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance Cobert’s nomination as permanent OPM director to a final …

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E.W. Priestap Named FBI HQ Counterintelligence Division Assistant Director

E.W. Priestap, formerly deputy assistant director of the FBI intelligence directorate’s intelligence operations branch, has received appointment as assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the bureau’s headquarters. FBI said Monday he will assume his new duties early next month. Priestap’s work at the bureau, which he joined in 1998, has covered …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask DOJ, DHS Chiefs on Anti-Ransomware Efforts

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have issued letters to inquire about the efforts the departments of Homeland Security and Justice launched to counter attacks related to ransomware. The letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday asks how the adoption of Einstein threat prevention tool has reduced the incidence of ransomware at government …

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