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PBGC awards $11M Information Security Services task

Beating out six other bidders, this 8(a) small business with listed expertise in Application Development, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning and Infrastructure Optimization, has been awarded a 5-year task to provide information security services to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The post PBGC awards $11M Information Security Services task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

SBA CTO on cybersecurity as a team sport

“With a growing number of advanced threats across the Federal landscape, Small Business Administration (SBA) Chief Technology Officer Sanjay Gupta, encouraged agencies to view cybersecurity as a ‘team sport’ and a proactive sport to gain a better cyber posture…” “’I certainly believe, and I sincerely feel like cybersecurity is a team sport,’ Gupta said. ‘There’s no single organization, in my […] The post SBA CTO on cybersecurity as a team sport appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: CISA Release Draft Guidance for Agencies’ Transition to IPv6

“Federal agencies are on the clock to transition networks and systems to using Internet Protocol version 6, and the Trusted Internet Connection program office released draft guidance to help them make the move securely. The last pools of addresses for the previous standard—IPv4—were exhausted in 2011. With that in mind, the Office of Management and Budget reissued the IPv6 transition […] The post Nextgov: CISA Release Draft Guidance for Agencies’ Transition to IPv6 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

HUD taps Acting CISO

Looking to leverage this cybersecurity leader’s two decades of experience in the Federal and private sector developing and executing strategic and information security management plans across subordinate organizations and leading information security efforts with Housing and Urban Development and the Executive Office of the President, HUD names a new Acting Chief Information Security Officer. The post HUD taps Acting CISO appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS US Secret Service awards $30M Enterprise Cybersecurity Services task

Beating out two other bidders, this woman-owned service-disabled Veteran-owned IT services and solutions provider supporting Federal Government customers across the Civil, Defense, and Intelligence landscape, has been awarded an 8-month task with the Department of Homeland Security’s US Secret Service to provide Enterprise Cybersecurity Services. The post DHS US Secret Service awards $30M Enterprise Cybersecurity Services task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DOI awards Advanced Security Operations Center for Cybersecurity Support Services contract extension

Notice ID: D16PD00280 “Nature and/or description of the action being approved. This action is to acquire one (1) year and up to three (3) six-month option periods of additional support from the contractor currently performing the requirement. The existing Task Order was awarded to Secunetics Inc. on March 7, 2016. The original period of performance for this order was for […] The post DOI awards Advanced Security Operations Center for Cybersecurity Support Services contract extension appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Congress seeks clarity over cost of CMMC for small businesses

“A new amendment to the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act would require the Department of Defense to give Congress an estimate of how much new cybersecurity regulations are expected to cost small businesses. If enacted, it could further increase scrutiny of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which is already under review by the Department of Defense and the […] The post Congress seeks clarity over cost of CMMC for small businesses appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: Auditors, Contractors Hang in the Balance as Defense Overhauls Cybersecurity Certification Program

“Under the current system, defense contractors can simply declare—or ‘self-attest’—their adherence to cybersecurity controls outlined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. With an interim rule issued Sep. 2020, CMMC would institute third-party verification of the cybersecurity practices—depending on five levels of risk—given the continued loss of intellectual property to Chinese hackers, officials said…” “Melanie Kyle Gingrich, vice president […] The post Nextgov: Auditors, Contractors Hang in the Balance as Defense Overhauls Cybersecurity Certification Program appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

NIST receives industry feedback on AI Risk Management Framework

“A request for information (RFI) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developing a framework to improve the management of risks to individuals, organizations, and society associated with AI received feedback to assist in its development. ‘The NIST Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF or Framework) is intended for voluntary use and to improve the ability to […] The post NIST receives industry feedback on AI Risk Management Framework appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Completion of CMMC review expected by late 2021

“The Department of Defense expects to complete a review of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program by late 2021, delivering then any required changes to the program to industry. The review is one of several current initiatives within the Pentagon looking at the cybersecurity program, including a probe by the Government Accountability Office, which is expected to be complete in […] The post Completion of CMMC review expected by late 2021 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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