Tag Archives: telework

NSA’s Greg Smithberger: Cross-Agency Team Looking at Mission Areas That Can Accommodate Remote Work

Greg Smithberger

Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), shared at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance-hosted virtual panel discussion how the NSA works to ensure continuity of work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s Plans for Cloud-Based CVR Collaboration Tool, Telework

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said conducting pilot programs that permit remote access to more sensitive data is DoD’s next step for a cloud-based collaboration platform that supports employees who are teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense One reported Thursday.

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Sen. James Lankford: Federal Gov’t Must Assess Industry Best Practices on Telework

James Lankford

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has said the federal government needs to reinvent its telework policies and ensure that emerging cybersecurity threats are “seriously considered” in policy dialogues. “We have a responsibility to ensure federal workforce strategies are relevant, cost effective and well thought out," he said.

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Forcepoint Launches SASE Solutions to Enhance Remote Work Offerings

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Forcepoint has introduced its Dynamic Edge Protection suite of cloud-native SASE solutions, featuring Cloud Security Gateway and Private Access offerings, to address work-from-home security challenges across network security, threat protection, secure access and data protection, the company reported on Monday.

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps Pandemic Response Agencies Improve Network Visibility

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox, manager of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said the program is working with the federal agencies involved in vaccine research and other COVID-19 pandemic response efforts to help them improve their data protection and network visibility.

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Deloitte Releases Midyear Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook to Report Effects of COVID-19

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Deloitte has recently released its Midyear Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook that has analyzed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the commercial aerospace, defense sectors and Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, the company reported on Thursday

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Federal CISOs on Addressing Telework-Related Cybersecurity Challenges

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Chief information security officers at federal agencies are working to address cybersecurity challenges related to having a remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Venice Goodwine, CISO at the Department of Agriculture, discussed the need for CISOs to address the issue of data access and the role of zero trust in addressing the visibility question.

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DoD’s Platform One Announces Official Adoption of Work-From-Home Model

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Platform One, a team of software developers advancing the use of DevSecOps practices, will continue to work remotely to protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Slaughter, director of Platform One, announced the move to the team’s more than 180 employees during a recent video conference. 

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Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett on Army’s Plan to Deploy Remote Classified Access Capability

Maria Barrett

Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett, commander of Network Enterprise Technology Command, said the U.S. Army will launch a capability to allow employees teleworking during the pandemic and other remote users to access classified and sensitive information in the next 30 days, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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