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  • Congress

    House reconciliation bill includes nearly $800 million for CISA

    The funding supports the implementation of President Joe Biden's May executive order on cybersecurity and workforce development. 09/16/2021

  • IT Modernization

    How do Americans feel about federal tech?

    A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy. 09/16/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Inglis: First rule of cyber education is budget accountability

    The newly appointed cyber director has been setting priorities and carving out turf for his office to cover. With that will likely come some scrutiny of how the government spends resources on cyber. 09/15/2021

  • Defense
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    DOD wants industry to continue with CMMC prep amid program review

    Dr. Christine Michienzi, the chief technology officer for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, said while results were coming soon, defense contractors should "continue on" with updates to cybersecurity practices as DOD finalizes its review of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. 09/14/2021

  • Defense
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    DOD's silence on CMMC is worrying industry, trade groups claim

    Months of silence from the Defense Department on the status of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is palpable and stirring unease among defense contractors, trade associations say in a letter to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks. 09/09/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Chris Inglis scopes out cyber turf

    The newly installed National Cyber Director offered his take on the roles and responsibilities of his office, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Security Council and agency IT and security operations in responding to federal cyber incidents. 09/09/2021

  • Defense

    Pentagon preps JADC2 implementation plan

    The Pentagon says it is weeks away from completing its implementation plan to achieve the Defense Department's goal of Joint All Domain Command and Control. 09/08/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    IRS dips into enforcement funds, user fees for IT

    "Each year, the IRS must take extraordinary measures to fund IT," IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig explained in an August letter to three senators. 09/08/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House hits the gas on zero trust

    Newly released strategy and technical guidance documents covering zero trust and cloud security are open for comment as part of a federal push to improve federal government cybersecurity. 09/07/2021

  • Defense
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    House panel passes 2022 NDAA with eye on cyber workforce

    The House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the 2022 defense policy bill, 57-2. 09/02/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    House panel mulls mandatory disclosure bill

    Industry reps at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee were supportive of new requirements to report hacks, but want more clarity on how to report and what constitutes a covered incident. 09/01/2021

  • Congress
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    Spending debate brews ahead of NDAA markup

    Days before it considers its version of the 2022 must-pass defense policy bill, the House Armed Services Committee is setting up for a topline spending debate with a bill that highlights acquisition and cyber provisions. 08/30/2021

  • People
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    VA's Cussatt heads to State

    The former acting CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and Dr. Neil Evans will lead tech at VA on an acting basis. 08/30/2021

  • Workforce
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    GSA launches new Digital Corps to attract early-career techies

    The first cohort of the new program, which launches in the fall, will focus on pandemic response, the economy, cybersecurity and streamlining government services. 08/30/2021

  • Government Eagle Award
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    Christopher Krebs: Truth and consequences

    Krebs spent 2020 working furiously to ensure the integrity of our elections, while also ensuring that ransomware, software supply-chain vulnerabilities and a range of other rapidly escalating risks didn't cripple government operations or the nation's critical infrastructure. 08/27/2021

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  • Comment
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    Creating greater opportunity for women in digital services

    The government can use its purchasing power to grow contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses. 12/02/2021

  • Comment
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    Zero-trust has a branding problem

    A zero-trust approach to cybersecurity is intended to increase vigilance and minimize risk, but without the necessary context, the concept could raise discomfort or even hostility among federal workers. 11/02/2021

  • Comment
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    The CISO reporting structure is broken

    The commitment to managing cyber risk is a primary concern, but is often consolidated with IT priorities. This creates a conflict – does IT or security come out on top? 10/14/2021