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State Department IT Executive: Cloud is ‘Backbone’ to DevSecOps

“During FedInsider’s ‘DevSecOps Sharpens the Tip of the Spear’ virtual event, David Vergano, systems development division chief for the Bureau of Information Resource Management at the U.S Department of State, said his agency moved to the cloud over the last few years, which allowed it to ‘more easily bridge what were these previously separate environments.’ ‘That cloud backbone has started […] The post State Department IT Executive: Cloud is ‘Backbone’ to DevSecOps appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS Cyber leaders say White House cyber order is a long-term roadmap

“Department of Homeland Security cyber leaders see President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity as the beginning of a ‘journey’ to develop more comprehensive, consistent cybersecurity strategies at federal agencies…” “The Office of Management and Budget is putting together a cloud security strategy “focused on zero trust that will probably be going out for public comment around […] The post DHS Cyber leaders say White House cyber order is a long-term roadmap appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: How agencies can balance good customer experience with the need for...

“The more complex and in demand online federal services become, the more difficult it is to offer both good customer experience and good security. A study commissioned by TransUnion points up the need for agencies to up their game here. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got more from TransUnion’s Senior Director of Public Sector Identity Stuart Levy…” “Tom Temin: In […] The post Federal News Network: How agencies can balance good customer experience with the need for lots of security appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FDA awards Cybersecurity Platform Pure Storage Engineering Services task

8(a) small business Copper River Cyber Solutions has been awarded a 1-year, $1M task to provide cybersecurity platform Pure Storage engineering services. This task was awarded as an 8(a)-competed set-aside action using the FDA Cybersecurity Capabilities Projects IDIQ vehicle. Awardee Name: COPPER RIVER CYBER SOLUTIONS, LLC Contract Duration: 12 months Total Contract Value: $1,041,803.09 Funding […] The post FDA awards Cybersecurity Platform Pure Storage Engineering Services task appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Nextgov: VA’s Cybersecurity Still Missing Critical Zero-Trust Element, Watchdog Says

“The Veterans Affairs Department has come a long way implementing Government Accountability Office recommendations for protecting its information systems but still doesn’t have appropriate access control measures in place, according to congressional testimony from a GAO official.” “As of June 2021, VA had implemented 70 out of 74 recommendations for information security, Carol Harris, GAO’s […] The post Nextgov: VA’s Cybersecurity Still Missing Critical Zero-Trust Element, Watchdog Says appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

DHS CISA awards $56M CSD Program Support Services task to Deloitte

Beating out 11 other bidders, this global consulting and advisory services leader has been awarded a 3-year task to provide Cybersecurity Division (CSD) Program Support Services for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The post DHS CISA awards $56M CSD Program Support Services task to Deloitte appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: What is CMMC, and How Does it Impact Federal Contracting?

“The Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a multi-level cybersecurity certification system for contractors doing business with the federal government. CMMC codifies cybersecurity practices to ensure an engaged culture of cybersecurity throughout a contractor’s supply chain…” “There are five levels to CMMC: the first level requires basic cyber hygiene practices, the second level requires documentation of these practices, […] The post GovernmentCIO: What is CMMC, and How Does it Impact Federal Contracting? appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: CISA sees zero trust adoption coming into focus under cyber executive...

“CISA, under the cyber executive order Biden signed in May, put out a zero trust maturity model that focused on the five pillars critical for agencies — identity, device, network, application workload and data. [Matt Hartman, CISA’s deputy executive assistant director for cybersecurity] said the transition toward zero trust will rely in part on agencies embracing automation solutions such as […] The post Federal News Network: CISA sees zero trust adoption coming into focus under cyber executive order appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Industry presses for more time on cyber EO’s software transparency initiative

“Industry groups are pressing the Biden administration for more time before it potentially rolls out new rules requiring federal contractors to provide purchasing agencies with a “software bill of materials.” The ‘SBOM’ is one of the cybersecurity practices the government is considering as it shapes new requirements under President Joe Biden’s May executive order. The order requires the National Telecommunications […] The post Federal News Network: Industry presses for more time on cyber EO’s software transparency initiative appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: CMMC board clarifies assessor training timeline

“Training materials and certification exams for the assessors and instructors needed to implement the Defense Department’s third-party cybersecurity program for contractors are several months away from delivery, officials say…” “Melanie Kyle Gingrich, the training director for CMMC’s accreditation body (AB), said the objectives for measurement, which are based on the CMMC framework and will be used as the basis to […] The post FCW: CMMC board clarifies assessor training timeline appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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