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CyberScoop: GAO: CISA’s ‘nationwide strategy’ on election security should be enacted as soon as...

“The cybersecurity wing of the Department of Homeland Security must ‘urgently finalize’ its plans to protect the 2020 presidential election, a government watchdog agency said in a new report released Thursday.” “The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides state and local election officials with federal assistance, education and information sharing about how to safeguard U.S. voting infrastructure from possible […] The post CyberScoop: GAO: CISA’s ‘nationwide strategy’ on election security should be enacted as soon as possible appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

8(a) small business picks up Cybersecurity support task at CDC

8(a) small business Graham Technologies has been awarded a one-year, $4M cybersecurity task with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The task was awarded using the GSA 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle. Awardee Name: GRAHAM TECHNOLOGIES LLC Contract Duration: 12 months Total Contract Value: $3,600,011.40 Funding Agency: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION Number […] The post 8(a) small business picks up Cybersecurity support task at CDC appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Details published for protest of $164M DHA Cybersecurity Risk Management Operations Support (RMOPS) task...

“DIGEST Protest that the agency unreasonably evaluated protester’s proposal is denied where the record shows that the evaluation was consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation criteria. Protest that the agency should have referred a nonresponsibility determination to the Small Business Administration under certificate of competency procedures is denied where the agency did not effectively evaluate the […] The post Details published for protest of $164M DHA Cybersecurity Risk Management Operations Support (RMOPS) task denial appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Longtime IRS Cybersecurity, Security Management and Mainframe Operations lead retires

Don Palmer, who spent the last decade with the Internal Revenue Service leading the Mainframe Operations Branch and serving as an associate lead for cybersecurity and security management, has retired from the IRS. Prior roles include: Associate Director Cybersecurity, Security Management – Internal Revenue Service Chief, Mainframe Operations Branch – Internal Revenue Service The post Longtime IRS Cybersecurity, Security Management and Mainframe Operations lead retires appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Attain Wins $95+ Million USCIS MDAS II Contract

“Attain, LLC, a leading management, technology, and strategy consulting firm, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded the firm the Modernized DevSecOps and Analytics Services II (MDAS II) contract.” “Under the $95+ million contract, Attain will provide digital solutions and develop forward leaning applications in the cloud, employing DevSecOps and […] The post Press Release: Attain Wins $95+ Million USCIS MDAS II Contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DOJ Office of Justice Programs awards SailPoint IdentityIQ contract

The Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs has awarded a 3-year, $4M task for SailPoint IdentityIQ Identity Management Software. This task was awarded to V3Gate as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside using NASA SEWP V. Awardee Name: V3GATE, LLC Contract Duration: 36 months Total Contract Value: $3,651,326.89 Funding Agency: OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS Number of Bidders: 4 RFP […] The post DOJ Office of Justice Programs awards SailPoint IdentityIQ contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: NIST Hires Symantec VP Jeff Greene to Lead NCCoE

“Jeff Greene, former vice president of global government affairs and policy at Symantec, began a new role as director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Feb. 3.” “For several years, Greene has served as an appointed member of NIST’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and as a […] The post MeriTalk: NIST Hires Symantec VP Jeff Greene to Lead NCCoE appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: DHS, agencies need to improve compliance on cybersecurity directives, GAO says

“The Department of Homeland Security and the civilian agencies that receive its binding operational directives (BODs) must do more to ensure that those cybersecurity mandates are followed in full and on time, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.” “GAO audited the five-step BOD process across the five directives that were in effect as of December 2018, at a […] The post FedScoop: DHS, agencies need to improve compliance on cybersecurity directives, GAO says appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: NIST’s Dodson Emphasizes Value of Interoperability in Cyber Frameworks

“Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the IT Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), reflected today on the success of the agency’s cybersecurity framework and its contributions to cyber interoperability…” “’We do have to get a grip on this [interoperability] so that we are implementing the needed security controls throughout the organization in ways that meet […] The post MeriTalk: NIST’s Dodson Emphasizes Value of Interoperability in Cyber Frameworks appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: CISA touts CDM, CyberStat as key cyber compliance tools

“The Department of Homeland Security previewed new plans to patrol federal networks for cybersecurity compliance in reply comments to an oversight report released Feb. 4. The Government Accountability Office report reviewed the department’s use of Binding Operational Directives (BOD) to improve baseline federal civilian cybersecurity practices. While the overall findings were largely favorable to DHS and its component, the Cybersecurity […] The post FCW: CISA touts CDM, CyberStat as key cyber compliance tools appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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