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VA awards $5M continuous monitoring/continuous diagnostics and mitigation program support task

Woman-Owned SDVOB Favor TechConsulting beat out 5 other bidders to win a 5-year, $5M Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) task for information security continuous monitoring/continuous diagnostics and mitigation program support. The task was awarded using the T4NG contract vehicle. Awardee Name: FAVOR TECHCONSULTING Contract Duration: 60 months Total Contract Value: $4,667,565.40 Funding Agency: DEPARTMENT OF […] The post VA awards $5M continuous monitoring/continuous diagnostics and mitigation program support task appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Federal CISO on upcoming cybersecurity changes

“It’s almost that time again. Every fall agencies wait for the Office of Management and Budget to release instructions on how they should shape annual reports they have to make on the state of their information security. But this time the process is happening after two massive intrusions compromised several government agencies and there will be some important changes. Federal […] The post Federal CISO on upcoming cybersecurity changes appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Treasury OCC awards $36M Cyber Defense, Engineering and Risk Management Support Services contract

Beating out 22 other bidders, yes 22, this 8(a) EDWOSB founded by a team of cybersecurity professionals with over 50 years of collective experience, has been awarded a 5-year contract with the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to provide Cyber Defense, Engineering and Risk Management Support Services. The post Treasury OCC awards $36M Cyber Defense, Engineering and Risk Management Support Services contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: White House Names NSC Director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Tech Policy

“The White House appointed Jonah Force Hill, a longtime cyber advisor and strategist, to become the National Security Council’s (NSC) Director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Tech Policy, according to Hill’s LinkedIn. Hill, who has been serving in the post since September, comes to the NSC after working at U.S. Secret Service since March 2018. Hill started at Secret Service as […] The post MeriTalk: White House Names NSC Director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Tech Policy appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: DOJ says it will protect whistleblowers who disclose contractor cybersecurity failures

“The Department of Justice will use all available resources to ensure whistleblowers that come forward to report cybersecurity failures at federal contractors are protected, according to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco…” “’Our new civil cyber-fraud initiative will use the False Claims Act to both enforce civil fines on government contractors and grant recipients as well as protect whistleblowers who bring […] The post FedScoop: DOJ says it will protect whistleblowers who disclose contractor cybersecurity failures appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: CFPB building a more risk aware culture from the top down,...

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau started its enterprise risk management program four years ago by taking the path less travelled by many agencies…” “Marianne Roth, the chief risk officer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said this different course is paying off to let the CFPB mitigate risks more quickly and effectively. ‘We are working to embed risk-based decision making […] The post Federal News Network: CFPB building a more risk aware culture from the top down, bottom up appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: House passes bill to address software supply chain risk at DHS

“The House passed a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a process for identifying materials used in software to mitigate future supply-chain cyberattacks. A software bill of materials (SBOM) lists the origins of every component, and the DHS under secretary for management would be expected to require them of all contractors furnishing software to the […] The post FedScoop: House passes bill to address software supply chain risk at DHS appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: NASA Officials on Assessing Supply Chain Risks Smartly

“There are many facets to Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), from building trust with vendors and users to assessing manufacturing specs. During a virtual summit hosted by FCW on Oct. 20, current and former officials from NASA explained the must-have factors in the agency’s SCRM to decide what products are safe to use for applications. For the agency’s former CIO […] The post MeriTalk: NASA Officials on Assessing Supply Chain Risks Smartly appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CyberScoop: Seven years later, DHS set to roll out dramatic changes to system for...

“Soon, a cybersecurity professional at the Department of Homeland Security could make as much money as the vice president of the United States, $255,800 — or more, up to $332,100, if they’re in a geographic market where that salary makes the offer competitive. It’s just one feature of a dramatic overhaul of how DHS hires cyber personnel rolling out on […] The post CyberScoop: Seven years later, DHS set to roll out dramatic changes to system for hiring cyber pros appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: Fed Cyber Leaders on Current State of C-SCRM Initiatives

“Federal cyber leaders and government agencies are pushing forward with Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) initiatives to address vulnerabilities and prevent further incidents from compromising critical systems…” “More than ever, organizations are concerned about the risks associated with products and services that may contain potentially malicious functionality, be counterfeit, or be vulnerable due […] The post MeriTalk: Fed Cyber Leaders on Current State of C-SCRM Initiatives appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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