Agencies


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IG: EPA infosec needs better management

The EPA's internal watchdog praised the agency's information security program, but says improved management and training program are required to protect data.

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Learning to 'fight through the hurt'

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett wants U.S. cyber forces to be able fight through "Puerto Rico levels" of devastation.

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DHS: A 'vast majority' of agencies on track with Kaspersky directive

It is too soon to tell how long it will take to fully purge the embattled vendor from federal systems, according to a DHS official.

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Census delays IT contracts, plays catchup on systems

At a quarterly meeting, Census announced it has delayed two key IT contracts, but following a requested funding increase, is catching up on IT systems development.

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Cerner looks to government for growth

Health record software provider Cerner is poised to capitalize on gains in the government market.

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SBA CIO is 'burning bridges' to push modernization

Small Business Administration CIO Maria Roat said 2018 is all about consolidation and getting federal staff comfortable with ongoing cloud migration.

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GSA looks for possible DUNS replacements

For the second time in 2017, the General Services Administration is requesting feedback on ways to reduce its reliance on a proprietary business entity identifier system it uses to track government contracts.

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Trump tells FAA to move faster on drone traffic control

The administration has issued new mandates for accelerating the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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Can dark fiber help secure the energy grid?

Sen. Bill Cassidy is interested in the possibility of legislation to support an isolated networks that can conceal and protect the electric grid.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

Acting DOD tech chief tapped for DHS CIO post

President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.

Agencies don't know where attacks are coming from

A risk report being produced under the cybersecurity executive order suggests that agencies need to get a better handle on where attacks are originating.

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Lawmakers grill IRS on management, IT security

Lawmakers expressed frustration with the tax agency's failures to implement oversight recommendations for workforce management, IT security and legacy systems, as well as its handling of the recent Equifax contract.

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