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Andrew Malloy: DISA Explores Telework Enterprise Identity, Device Management Approaches

Andrew Malloy

Andrew Malloy, technical director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) cyber development directorate, said that DISA is looking at strategies to manage user access and personal mobile devices within remote work environments. The agency is conducting pilot programs to test an enterprise identity management service and determine a bring-your-own-device approach for the Department of Defense (DOD).

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CISA’s Eric Goldstein on Countering Cyberattacks With New Authorities Under Executive Order

Eric Goldstein

Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in an interview published Tuesday that the new executive order provides CISA with new authorities to counter cyberattacks, including the development of a common playbook for cyber incident response. He said the standard playbook requirement will help CISA better codify and implement joint incident responses.

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House Lawmakers Ask IGs to Include Remote Access Software Vulnerabilities in FY 2021 FISMA Cyber Assessments

Federal Cybersecurity

The House Oversight and Reform Committee and heads of its subcommittees asked interim and current inspectors general of the U.S. intelligence community, the Department of Defense and eight other federal agencies to assess vulnerabilities related to the use of remote-access software to support telework during the COVID-19 pandemic for inclusion in their fiscal year 2021 cybersecurity evaluation. 

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Army Futures Command Looking to Evolve Collaboration Tools to Meet Needs of Hybrid Workforce; Col. Dave Lamy Quoted

Army SBIR

Army Futures Command (AFC) is considering how to evolve collaboration tools and processes and other technologies as it prepares to support the hybrid workforce. “One of the best ways to do that, in my mind, would be a Bring Your Own Device-like capability, where the Army does not need to continue to provide what we call GFE: government-furnished equipment,” Col. Dave Lamy said.

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IG Report Calls for DOD to Align Implementation Plan for Pandemic With Telework Policy

Telework Policy

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security update the DOD Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza to include revised planning assumptions regarding the use of telework for essential and non-essential employees and align the plan with the Pentagon’s telework policy.

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AT&T, Cisco Develop Highly Secure SD-WAN Capabilities; Will Eborall Quoted

SD-WAN Capabilities

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the company is adding new features from Cisco to its SD-WAN capabilities. AT&T SD-WAN with Cisco Teleworker solution will provide customers with fast and secure SD-WAN capabilities whose employees work from home. It will provide enterprise-grade services without sacrificing performance. AT&T and Cisco’s product will emphasize security and prioritize business applications over non-business traffic. 

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Maria Roat: Federal Agencies’ Digital Modernization Investments Helped Address Pressing Workforce Needs

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information office and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in federal agencies executing the transition away from siloed operations to support remote work needs. The council has also launched efforts such as training programs to help the federal government bring in more data scientists. 

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Navy, DoD Senior Leaders Talk Accelerating Zero-Trust Efforts to Support Telework Needs; Brandon Iske Quoted

Telework

Officials from the U.S. Navy and two Department of Defense (DoD) units have said that the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting need for telework drove a renewed push for zero-trust implementation. DDS operates a Commercial Cloud Computing Office that works to provide cloud resources to DoD organizations, according to the report.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA’s Updated Strategic Plan Takes Into Account Pandemic-Related Changes

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and a previous Wash100 awardee, said DISA will release in the coming weeks its updated Strategic Plan taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic and other operational changes. "The biggest one is COVID-19 and the mass telework environment that we’re in,” said Norton. 

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