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GovLoop: Your Roadmap for Meeting the Cyber Executive Order

“Shoring up government cybersecurity falls into the category of easier said than done, despite a heavy emphasis due to the recent bombardment of attacks. In fact, that easier-said-than-done tag follows many government mandates and presidential prescriptions, which often carry zero Congressional funding. The recent Biden Executive Order (EO), however, strikes a different tone – for one, because of its urgency, […] The post GovLoop: Your Roadmap for Meeting the Cyber Executive Order appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

White House nominee to lead DHS CISA interested in FISMA reform

“Congress should pursue efforts to hold federal agencies accountable for their cybersecurity by considering changes to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, according to President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. ‘I know there was some discussion about [Federal Information Security Modernization Act] reform to ensure that accountability is rightly structured … I think things […] The post White House nominee to lead DHS CISA interested in FISMA reform appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FDA inks $7M Cyber Infrastructure and Maintenance Support Services task

The Food and Drug Administration has awarded a 3-year task to provide cyber infrastructure upgrade and maintenance support services. Copper River beat out one other bidder to win this task, valued at $7M and awarded as a small business set-aside action using the NASA SEWP V contract vehicle. Awardee Name: COPPER RIVER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LLC […] The post FDA inks $7M Cyber Infrastructure and Maintenance Support Services task appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Press Release: CVP Awarded $86M NIH BPA to provide Risk Management Framework Cybersecurity Services

“Customer Value Partners, Inc. (CVP), a business and technology consulting firm that helps organizations prepare for a culture of Continuous Change, is one of the six awardees for the $86 million Risk Management Framework (RMF) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).” “The BPA is […] The post Press Release: CVP Awarded $86M NIH BPA to provide Risk Management Framework Cybersecurity Services appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GovernmentCIO Cybercast: GAO IT and Cybersecurity lead on White House Cyber Executive Order

“Jennifer Franks offers a unique outlook on the state of federal cybersecurity thanks to her oversight role at the Government Accountability Office. Franks discusses some of the top cyber issues facing federal agencies and how President Biden’s cyber executive order can address them.” Listen to the podcast here. Source: Listen: Improving Federal Cybersecurity One GAO Report At A Time – […] The post GovernmentCIO Cybercast: GAO IT and Cybersecurity lead on White House Cyber Executive Order appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: IRS chief presses case for boost in IT, cyber funding

“IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said the agency will use some of a $305 million funding request in the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal to continue a multi-year IT modernization plan with the goal of improving services for taxpayers nationwide, including those in underserved communities…” “The $305 million included in the proposal reflects a 35% increase from FY2021 enacted […] The post FCW: IRS chief presses case for boost in IT, cyber funding appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: State Department has work to do in terms of cybersecurity

“In its latest look at how the State Department manages itself, the Government Accountability Office found State has made a lot of progress against a long list of recommendations. But a few biggies, like embassy construction and cybersecurity, still need some real attention. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the rundown was the GAO’s Director of International Affairs and […] The post Federal News Network: State Department has work to do in terms of cybersecurity appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Update: Challenge to HUD OCIO Cyber Security Services Phase III Support contract

A few short weeks after seeing a formal protest sustained, the initial set of funds identified as obligated upon award have now been pulled back for this contract action which was seeking continued support in modernizing cybersecurity and privacy processes, capabilities, and services. The post Update: Challenge to HUD OCIO Cyber Security Services Phase III Support contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA seeking Associate Director for Threat Hunting

Those who support the Department of Homeland Security may want to influence who applies for this senior leadership position responsible for developing and implementing a cohesive strategy that improves the organization's ability to fulfill its statutory cybersecurity mission to to identify, analyze, detect and respond to significant cyber threats to the country.   The post DHS CISA seeking Associate Director for Threat Hunting appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: FDA Hones in on Medical Device Security

“The Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at medical device cybersecurity and countermeasures following supply chain challenges and attacks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.” “’The idea is to be as prepared as possible for the next event. We want to help shorten the time it takes to develop these medical countermeasure devices […] The post GovernmentCIO: FDA Hones in on Medical Device Security appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

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