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Networking Security, Security

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security guidelines that address man-in-the-middle attacks. A binding operational directive from DHS gives federal agencies 90 days to implement a pair of tools, Domain-based Message Authentication […]


Operations Security, Security

Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

October 9, 2017

Via: FCW

An Inspector General’s audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s protocols for responding to a data breach aren’t being followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years. The audit stemmed from […]


Federal, Policy

OPM names new CIO

October 3, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management has a new CIO. Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries, who resigned in September. OPM deputy CIO Rob Leahy has served in an interim role since Sept. 2. OPM confirmed the news […]


Federal, Policy

DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

October 2, 2017

Via: FCW

Three days after a congressional panel probed delays and overspending by the Department of Homeland Security on financial management systems modernization, the agency is out with a near-final request for proposals for plans for the system. The solicitation that went […]


Operations Security, Security

After MGT, Hurd presses cyber national guard bill

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he wants federal CIOs to get up to speed on the modernization tools provided in the recently passed Modernizing Government Technology Act as quickly as possible — but worries that that the slow pace of […]


Federal, Policy

House Oversight leaders want answers on White House email

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants answers on White House officials’ reported use of private email accounts to conduct official business. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote a letter Sept. 25 to senior adviser to […]


Federal, Policy

How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

September 21, 2017

Via: FCW

The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the Senate on Sept 18 as part of the annual defense bill, and is expected to become law before the end of the year, once the language is hammered out. What does this mean […]


Federal, Policy

Artificial intelligence: 6 steps government agencies can take

August 31, 2017

Via: StateScoop

When citizens prefer interacting with cable television providers and credit card companies over dealing directly with government agencies, we know we have a problem. Government tech failures are legion, from such high profile meltdowns as the rollout of Healthcare.gov to […]


Operations Security, Security

How hunt operations can strengthen your security posture

August 11, 2017

Via: FCW

There’s no question that federal agencies have expanding options today for sophisticated threat analytics, automated tools and security solutions to protect the growing complexity of their IT environments. However, it’s equally true that as the attack surface grows and malicious […]


Federal, Policy

There’s No Proven Need for Trump’s Mandated Hiring Spree at Homeland Security, IG Says

August 2, 2017

Via: Government Executive

The Homeland Security Department has not proven a need for the 15,500 agents and officers President Trump requested in a January executive order, according to a new report, and would require more than 1.2 million applicants to fill the positions […]