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FCW: Senate proposes $58M boost to CISA’s budget to clear out risk assessment backlog

“A Senate panel is moving to provide the Department of Homeland Security with an additional $58 million in an effort to reduce an ongoing backlog of requests for the department’s cybersecurity agencies to provide vulnerability assessments for state and local authorities.” “The new funding is to support the continued reduction of a ’12-month backlog in vulnerability assessments reported to the […] The post FCW: Senate proposes $58M boost to CISA’s budget to clear out risk assessment backlog appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

State Department OIG: Agency facing ‘significant’ information security issues

“The State Department faces persistent challenges related to information security and management, according to a recently published inspector general report. The Inspector General for the State Department, in its annual management and performance audit released last week, concluded the agency has taken steps to improve information security. But outstanding weaknesses left the department vulnerable to cyberattacks and threats. Information security […] The post State Department OIG: Agency facing ‘significant’ information security issues appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA among agencies Accelerating Innovation with TIC 3.0, Cloud Security Modernization

“As remote work shifts to hybrid work for the long term, Federal agencies need continued (and even stronger) cloud security.” “I recently moderated a panel of leading Federal cyber experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of State to discuss how Trusted Internet Connection 3.0 is helping agencies […] The post VA among agencies Accelerating Innovation with TIC 3.0, Cloud Security Modernization appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DOI Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement taps Associate CISO

Kris Caylor, an industry leader armed with 35+ years of progressive leadership experience in the Federal Civilian and military sectors, has taken on a new challenge as Associate Chief Information Security Officer with the Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Kris brings perspective gained supporting DOI for more than a decade, including recent responsibility for IA […] The post DOI Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement taps Associate CISO appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Energy official Sean Plankey eyed for senior CISA position

“… Sean Plankey, currently a senior official at the Department of Energy, has in recent days contacted current and former officials at DHS to discuss working at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Plankey indicated in one conversation that his move to CISA was […] The post Energy official Sean Plankey eyed for senior CISA position appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Navy seeing ‘explosion’ in use of OTA for IT, to include DOD Health/Navy Master...

“The last several years of Defense spending have a seen a more than seven-fold increase in the amount of money being spent through other transaction agreements for technology development. And although the Navy has been a relative latecomer to OTAs compared to its sister services, the approach is taking off in a big way in […] The post Navy seeing ‘explosion’ in use of OTA for IT, to include DOD Health/Navy Master Data Management (MDM) appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Press Release: Akima subsidiary Tuvli awarded $13.9M DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs Cybersecurity Support...

“Akima today announced that its subsidiary, Tuvli, has been awarded a contract to provide the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) with cybersecurity services and monitoring. The contract has a 5-year period of performance and a total contract value of approximately $13.9 million, if all options are exercised. ‘The award demonstrates the confidence that the Bureau of Indian […] The post Press Release: Akima subsidiary Tuvli awarded $13.9M DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs Cybersecurity Support contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA awards National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD) O&M support contract

SDVOSB Immersion Consulting was recently awarded a 16-month $3M contract by the Department of Homeland Security to provide National Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD) O&M support. This task was awarded on the GSA VETS 2 contract vehicle and funded by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Office of the Director. Awardee Name: IMMERSION CONSULTING LLC Contract Duration: […] The post DHS CISA awards National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD) O&M support contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

White House fires DHS CISA Director Chris Krebs

“Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is the latest government official to be fired in a presidential tweet. Krebs, the first-ever director of CISA, led an aggressive post-election campaign to debunk misinformation about voter fraud, including theories the White House had been spreading.” “President Donald Trump tweeted on the evening of Nov. 17 that a post-election […] The post White House fires DHS CISA Director Chris Krebs appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Sevatec appoints Ryan Taibl as Vice President of USCIS portfolio

“Sevatec is pleased to announce that Ryan Taibl has joined the firm as Vice President of its USCIS portfolio of business.  In this role, Ryan will serve as Customer Success Manager overseeing Sevatec’s USCIS programs that deliver DevSecOps, software modernization, data analytics, and cyber security. Before joining Sevatec, Ryan led efforts for programs inside of USCIS to include Program Manager […] The post Press Release: Sevatec appoints Ryan Taibl as Vice President of USCIS portfolio appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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