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GSA FedRAMP Director Ashley Mahan on use of OSCAL machine-readable language to bolster cloud...

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is looking to make the move from manual processes to automated ones, focusing on two strategic initiatives that will make cloud security even easier for agencies…” “According to FedRAMP Director Ashley Mahan, the first strategic initiative is the continued development of a standardized machine-readable language known as Open Security Controls Assessment Language […] The post GSA FedRAMP Director Ashley Mahan on use of OSCAL machine-readable language to bolster cloud security appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Treasury OCC Cyber SME exits for a Navy CIO role

Armed with perspective gained supporting cyber for this office that charters, regulates and supervises all national banks and Federal savings associations, and prior experience leading cybersecurity operations and services for all enterprise IT assets in this Navy Echelon II command, this cyber lead departs Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to serve a second stint with the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) as Chief Information Officer. The post Treasury OCC Cyber SME exits for a Navy CIO role appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

USDA OCIO recruits rising IT leader Jeffrey Kayden to lead Cyber Incident Response &...

Jeffrey Kayden, a senior technologist and security advisor with experience in the Federal sector supporting agencies including USDA, is now the Cyber Incident Response & Recovery Branch Chief at the USDA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. Jeffrey brings a cyber security and signals intelligence background and perspective gained from serving within the US Army and Navy where he was […] The post USDA OCIO recruits rising IT leader Jeffrey Kayden to lead Cyber Incident Response & Recovery Branch appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CyberScoop: Michael Sulmeyer, who held cyber posts under Trump and Obama, gets Biden White...

“Michael Sulmeyer, a senior adviser to National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command leader Gen. Paul Nakasone, will take the position of senior director for cyber in the Biden White House. Sulmeyer’s selection came with no formal announcement. Instead, the transition website posted his position Monday evening. Sulmeyer is a cybersecurity veteran with broad experience, one of many to join […] The post CyberScoop: Michael Sulmeyer, who held cyber posts under Trump and Obama, gets Biden White House gig appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CyberScoop: The big cyber issues Joe Biden will face his first day in office

“Joe Biden has his work cut out for him. Biden will be sworn into office on Jan. 20 with a long list of challenges ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to re-considering America’s place on the world stage. There’s also the fallout from a far-reaching hacking campaign that the U.S. has suggested is the work of the Russian government. Yet the […] The post CyberScoop: The big cyber issues Joe Biden will face his first day in office appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Rising HUD Cybersecurity lead takes CISO role within HHS

Lisa Lumford Clark, armed with perspective gained serving as a technical authority takes on a new challenge as Chief Information Security Officer within the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Lisa’s experience includes providing leadership developing and implementing information security policies, programs and procedures for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and […] The post Rising HUD Cybersecurity lead takes CISO role within HHS appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission recruits Industry Cyber SME Garo Nalabandian as Deputy CISO

Garo Nalabandian, a cybersecurity industry leader with over a decade of experience as an IT security manager and cyber account leader who supported Federal agencies including the Department of Justice, has accepted a new role as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Garo, who specializes in information assurance, cyber operations, and risk management, has served […] The post Nuclear Regulatory Commission recruits Industry Cyber SME Garo Nalabandian as Deputy CISO appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

In advance of Polaris, GSA asking bidders to seek CMMC certification

“Another factor in Polaris is its call out of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards. While the GWAC doesn’t require CMMC certification, GSA is asking vendors to become accredited. Keith Nakasone, the deputy assistant commissioner for IT Acquisition in FAS’ ITC, said at the recent ACT-IAC event that vendors must move from self-attestation to a more rigorous review of […] The post In advance of Polaris, GSA asking bidders to seek CMMC certification appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CMMC among top cybersecurity considerations for Federal contractors in 2021

“Although it was already apparent, recent events have made it even clearer that cybersecurity is an essential concern for government contractors.  The coming year is poised to include many cybersecurity-related changes and developments…” “The Department of Defense (DoD) interim rule for its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program went into effect November 30, 2020.  Although full CMMC implementation will not […] The post CMMC among top cybersecurity considerations for Federal contractors in 2021 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CyberScoop: More federal victims of SolarWinds hacking likely to come forward, CISA chief says

“The number of federal agencies confirmed to have been breached in a suspected Russian espionage campaign will likely increase as the investigation continues, the head of the U.S Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said. ‘The number [of federal victims] is likely to grow with further investigation,’ Brandon Wales, CISA’s acting director, said in an interview Friday. ‘That being said, we […] The post CyberScoop: More federal victims of SolarWinds hacking likely to come forward, CISA chief says appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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