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  • Cybersecurity
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    Treasury needs better cybersecurity tracking

    The Government Accountability Office wants Treasury to do more to track the progress of financial services industry cybersecurity mitigation efforts. 09/18/2020

  • Defense
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    Intel and BYOD

    The intelligence community is warming to the concept of bringing your own device to work -- except when it comes to highly classified work. 09/17/2020

  • Defense
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    Shakeup at CMMC board

    The independent board charged with implementing the Defense Department's unified cybersecurity standard has new leadership as it announces new milestone hit. 09/16/2020

  • Congress
    IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    House votes for new rules on federal IOT acquisition

    Legislation from congressional tech stalwarts would add security requirements for connected devices purchased by the federal government. 09/15/2020

  • Defense
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    What to look for in DOD's coming spectrum strategy

    Interoperability, integration and JADC2 are likely to figure into an updated electromagnetic spectrum strategy expected soon from the Department of Defense. 09/15/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    VA reports data breach affecting 46,000 veterans

    Scammers trying to divert payments for medical care compromised an online system belonging to the Financial Services Center. 09/14/2020

  • Congress
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    House bill aims to strengthen digital ID

    Legislation proposed in the House would tap the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security in new effort to help set national digital identifier capabilities. 09/14/2020

  • Defense
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    'Huawei ban' means contract modifications

    The General Services Administration is seeing high rates of acceptance of contract modifications from contractors to comply with acquisition rules in the 2019 defense bill. 09/11/2020

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    Cyber, but in space

    A White House memo proposes that space-based technology must have cybersecurity built in at the design stage while also allowing flexibility for operators to adapt on the fly. 09/09/2020

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    CMMC reciprocity guidelines are still a work in progress

    The Defense Department is hoping to begin rolling its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program later this year, but questions remain about how reciprocity with FedRAMP will be handled. 09/08/2020

  • Acquisition
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    FCC estimates $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE telecom parts

    The agency also released a list of 51 firms that would qualify for reimbursement, spanning from smaller telecoms to large vendors like Verizon and CenturyLink. 09/04/2020

  • Defense
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    DISA to deliver web-browsing protection to 1.5M users

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is moving into production for its $199 million cloud-based internet security tool, aiming to migrate 1.5 million users in the first year. 09/04/2020

  • FCW Perspectives
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    The moving target of electronic records management

    Agencies are working steadily toward the requirements of M-19-21, but new collaboration technologies come with new challenges 09/04/2020

  • Defense

    National Guard plans all-virtual cyber exercise

    The National Guard is taking its annual Cyber Shield training exercise virtual due to COVID-19 with a spotlight on information operations. 09/03/2020

  • Biometrics
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    CBP isn't alerting air travelers to biometrics collection, watchdog says

    Customs and Border Protection's facial recognition program that collects photos of air travelers is hitting its performance targets according to a Government Accountability Office audit, but passengers aren't seeing privacy information and opt-out signage. 09/03/2020

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  • Comment
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    Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

    Taxpayer money spent on the response to the pandemic should be targeted and temporary, with significant transparency and accountability, and should not include a proposed $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund. 09/23/2020

  • Comment
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    Culture and IT modernization

    Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes. 09/18/2020

  • risk management

    Delivering outcomes, building trust

    Few things will derail a project as fast as a lack of focus on mission outcomes and maintaining trust. 09/10/2020