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EPA awards $49M Information Security and Privacy Services contract

Nearly a year after seeing this contract awarded, only to be terminated shortly thereafter, the Government has now made a new award decision in relation to this 5-year, $49M contract to provide a range of Information Security and Privacy Services in support of the Environmental Protection Agency. The post EPA awards $49M Information Security and Privacy Services contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: Federal CISO DeRusha Maps FISMA Reform Priorities

“Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Chris DeRusha today offered an expansive set of ideas for how Congress may undertake reform of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 to bring the existing law up to speed with the fast-moving security improvement work underway throughout the Federal government following the release of President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order in […] The post MeriTalk: Federal CISO DeRusha Maps FISMA Reform Priorities appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA taps Chief of Strategic Operations, Operational Collaboration

This leader, building on more than a decade of experience across strategy development, program management, industrial control systems (ICS) security, international cybersecurity policy, and intelligence analysis, takes on a new challenge with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  The post DHS CISA taps Chief of Strategic Operations, Operational Collaboration appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: VA needs a Security Check for its Social Security Number Reduction Tool

“A tool designed to protect the identity of veterans is itself in need of a security update.” “The Veterans Affairs Department’s Social Security Number Reduction, or SSNR, tool was recently migrated from a contractor-run environment to the agency’s own enterprise cloud and is in need of a security review before it can be used on […] The post Nextgov: VA needs a Security Check for its Social Security Number Reduction Tool appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

MeriTalk: Federal CISOs Point to Cyber EO Priorities

“Federal agency chief information security officers (CISOs) talked about several aspects of the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) during a July 15 FedInsider webinar in which they flagged steps agencies should be taking to meet the order’s requirements…” “Steven Hernandez, CISO at the Education Department, explained that this requirement of the order is an affirmation for Federal agencies to […] The post MeriTalk: Federal CISOs Point to Cyber EO Priorities appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA awards HSOAC Identification Support Services task to RAND

RAND has been awarded a 1-year, $1.4M task from the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to provide identification of systemically important critical infrastructure support services for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. This task was awarded using a DHS Science and Technology Directorate HSOAC FFRDC IDIQ. Awardee Name: RAND CORPORATION, THE Contract Duration: 12 months Total […] The post DHS CISA awards HSOAC Identification Support Services task to RAND appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Cybersecurity Executive Rick Driggers Joins Accenture Federal Services

“Accenture Federal Services, (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has hired cybersecurity expert and former CISA executive, Rick Driggers. Driggers brings more than 30 years of federal government and military experience to AFS and will play a key role in developing cybersecurity solutions designed to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. ‘As the cyber threat landscape becomes increasingly more sophisticated, […] The post Press Release: Cybersecurity Executive Rick Driggers Joins Accenture Federal Services appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA taps Chief, Enterprise Visibility, Cybersecurity Management

Armed with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry within the Federal Government including more than a decade with Veterans Affairs, this rising leader takes on a new challenge determining priorities to define team direction, determine how to allocate resources, and identify programs or infrastructure required to achieve desired organizational goals. The post VA taps Chief, Enterprise Visibility, Cybersecurity Management appeared first on G2Xchange Health, a service of MileMarker10.

CyberScoop: US government launches plans to cut cybercriminals off from cryptocurrency

“The White House on Thursday announced a flurry of actions launched by a new interagency task force to combat ransomware…” “Chief among the White House task force’s new efforts is to cut groups like REvil off from virtual currencies, which they use to collect ransom from victims and sell services to affiliates. The Treasury Department will support the implementation of […] The post CyberScoop: US government launches plans to cut cybercriminals off from cryptocurrency appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: New DHS CIO Tackles Supply Chain Risk Management, Interoperability

“The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of setting up a supply chain risk management office to report to the chief information security officer, DHS CIO Eric Hysen told GovernmentCIO Media & Research…” “Some potential priorities of the new office could be to incorporate a ‘software bill of materials’ to keep track of every single piece of software […] The post GovernmentCIO: New DHS CIO Tackles Supply Chain Risk Management, Interoperability appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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