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Shakeup at DHS CISA Office of the CIO

We at G2X work hard to track industry movement, and we have noticed a number of recent changes with the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Office of the CIO, to include a new Acting CIO, CISO and Associate CIO. The post Shakeup at DHS CISA Office of the CIO appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA OIG: Agency needs to account for contractor PIV cards

“The General Services Administration continues to have problems with managing identity cards it issues to contractors to access its buildings and IT systems, according to a report from agency’s Office of Inspector General.” “The report, issued on Nov. 4, covers an audit period between February, 2017 and August, 2019. It builds on an OIG 2016 audit that found the agency […] The post GSA OIG: Agency needs to account for contractor PIV cards appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Small Business nabs $110M Executive Office of the President Cybersecurity Support BPA award

This small business IT solutions provider, focused on providing comprehensive technological and cybersecurity services, just beat out one other bidder to secure this new 5-year single-award BPA to provide a range of Cybersecurity support services for the Executive Office of the President. The post Small Business nabs $110M Executive Office of the President Cybersecurity Support BPA award appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA seeking Chief Information Officer

Those who support the Department of Homeland Security may want to influence who applies for this SES role within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that leads the delivery of enterprise solutions and services to meet the internal Information technology and communications needs of a National agency, with a regional operations footprint. The post DHS CISA seeking Chief Information Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Video: DHS CIO Karen Evans on cybersecurity workforce gaps

“The Department of Homeland Security’s Karen Evans…address the cybersecurity workforce gaps, and how DHS is looking for a skill mix to help with their initiatives to consolidate what is happening from a network operation center and security operation center perspective. Part of what is helping DHS is that they have been given authority to put employees on a career path […] The post Video: DHS CIO Karen Evans on cybersecurity workforce gaps appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS CISA’s first shared-services offering delayed by protest

“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s first shared-services offering has hit a snag, with HackerOne protesting the award of the vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP) platform contract. HackerOne filed a bid protest of the General Services Administration’s $13.5 million award to EnDyna, Inc. with the Government Accountability Office on Oct. 9. The goal of the contract is to create a platform […] The post DHS CISA’s first shared-services offering delayed by protest appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Interior Department taps rising leader to head Cybersecurity Operations Branch

Rob Lewis, a rising cybersecurity leader armed with more than a decade of Information Security experience with the Department of the Interior, has taken on a new challenge as Chief of DOI’s Cybersecurity Operations Branch. Prior roles include: Deputy ISSO/ASOC Operations Manager – Department of the Interior Security Operations Center Manager – Verizon Business The post Interior Department taps rising leader to head Cybersecurity Operations Branch appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

SSA Launches Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) program

“The Social Security Administration launched a program to verify Social Security Numbers and match them to individual names and dates of birth as a way of cutting down on synthetic identity fraud. The Electronic Consent Based Social SSN Verification (eCBSV) program is being run through a group of nine banks, credit bureaus and others who can then offer verification to […] The post SSA Launches Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) program appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS US Coast Guard awards $7M Cyber Operations Services contract

SDVOSB First Information Technology Services (First Info Tech) has been awarded a 14-month, $7M contract by the Department of Homeland Security to provide cyber operations services. This contract was awarded on the GSA IT-70 contract vehicle and funded by the US Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support. Awardee Name: FIRST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC Contract Duration: 14 months Total […] The post DHS US Coast Guard awards $7M Cyber Operations Services contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

OMB taps recent DHS cyber leader as Director of Federal Cybersecurity

Steven McAndrews, a rising IT leader who has served in a variety of progressively responsible cybersecurity roles in the Federal Civilian, military and private sectors, has taken on a new challenge as Director of Federal Cybersecurity at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Steven brings recent experience managing the Vulnerability Disclosure Program at […] The post OMB taps recent DHS cyber leader as Director of Federal Cybersecurity appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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