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EPA Deputy CISO departs for CISO role with Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

Jeff Anouilh, armed with perspective gained over the course of an extensive career in Federal service, including time leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive information security program with the Environmental Protection Agency and providing key insight to US Agency for International Development, has taken on a new challenge as Chief Information Security Officer with the Pandemic Response Accountability […] The post EPA Deputy CISO departs for CISO role with Pandemic Response Accountability Committee appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

AWS recruits recent DOE CIO as US Public Sector Lead for Security and Compliance

Looking to leverage this senior leader’s extensive industry and Government experience, including time with the Department of Energy as Chief Information Officer advising on energy policy, strategic planning, and overall management coordination issues, as well as industry experience providing IT consulting with an emphasis on cyber security and internal communications, AWS has recruited this IT executive to drive security and compliance. The post AWS recruits recent DOE CIO as US Public Sector Lead for Security and Compliance appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Homeland Security Today: GAO’s Budget Request Focuses on Technology, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure

“In this year of GAO’s centennial, its FY 2022 budget requests $744.3 million in appropriated funds and uses $50.0 million in offsets and supplemental appropriations. These resources will support 3,400 full-time equivalents (FTEs). GAO will continue a hiring focus on boosting its Science and Technology and appropriations law capacity. GAO will also maintain entry-level and intern positions to address succession […] The post Homeland Security Today: GAO’s Budget Request Focuses on Technology, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: Improving Cybersecurity Through Cross-Agency Collaboration

“Federal government leaders are looking to foster supply chain monitoring and cross-agency collaboration with the goal of bolstering public sector cybersecurity, particularly as a means of proactively identifying and correcting against key vulnerabilities…” “’We need to be thinking about security and protecting our assets,’ said Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa at the 2021 ACT-IAC Acquisition Innovation […] The post GovernmentCIO: Improving Cybersecurity Through Cross-Agency Collaboration appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Federal IT acquisition and security stuck on High Risk List

“Federal spending on information technology and cybersecurity passed the $100 billion mark – annually. Yet IT acquisition and ensuring security remain stubbornly on the High Risk List maintained by the Government Accountability Office. Many longstanding GAO recommendations remain undone. A director on GAO’s IT and cybersecurity team, Kevin Walsh, had the latest on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Interview transcript: […] The post Federal News Network: Federal IT acquisition and security stuck on High Risk List appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FAA wants to increase cybersecurity of National Airspace System

“The Federal Aviation Administration is working on a new IT contract for managing its most sensitive systems and wants to hear about new ways to add extra layers of cybersecurity on the network that manages the nation’s air travel…” “’The increase in nationally impacting cyber threats and emergency directives is incentivizing the FAA to be more aggressive in its pursuit […] The post FAA wants to increase cybersecurity of National Airspace System appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: White House Endorses Inclusion of Cybersecurity in Water Infrastructure Bill

“The Biden administration threw its weight behind a bill that would authorize the appropriation of grants for improving the cybersecurity of water treatment facilities. ‘S. 914 promotes resiliency projects to address the impacts of climate change and makes explicit that cybersecurity projects are eligible for key programs,’ reads a statement of policy the Office of Management and Budget released Tuesday. […] The post Nextgov: White House Endorses Inclusion of Cybersecurity in Water Infrastructure Bill appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Is CISA’s third cyber emergency directive in five months a sign...

“When the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released its third emergency cyber directive in the last five months, agencies were once again on notice to fix yet another critical vulnerability…” “This type of fire drill is becoming far too common for agencies, and really every business, as the cyber threats seem to be ramping up, particularly against companies with global […] The post Federal News Network: Is CISA’s third cyber emergency directive in five months a sign that things are getting worse? appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

White House Appoints Amit Mital as Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Policy with National...

“President Biden appointed Amit Mital, a cybersecurity industry veteran, to the National Security Council (NSC) as the senior director for cybersecurity strategy and policy, Mital’s LinkedIn confirms. Mital will also serve in the White House as a special assistant to the president. This will be Mital’s first role in the government, with all his prior experience coming from the private […] The post White House Appoints Amit Mital as Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Policy with National Security Council appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Longtime State Department Cyber and Technology Security lead departs

After an extensive career with the Department of State serving in progressively responsible roles over more than three decades, including most recently serving as the DAS for the Cyber & Technology Security Directorate, this recognized expert in cyber and information security, supply chain risk management, cyber investigations, emerging technologies and IoT convergence has departed Government and is now listed as self-employed. The post Longtime State Department Cyber and Technology Security lead departs appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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