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DHS Acting CIO says CyberOps Center Moving to IT Ops Directorate

“Department of Homeland Security Acting CIO Beth Cappello said she is directing the move of the Cybersecurity Operations Center from the CISO Directorate to the Information Technology Operations Directorate (ITO).” “That move, Cappello said, will ultimately align with the Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) model.” “It will also allow the CISO to focus on enterprise policy, compliance, and assessments in […] The post DHS Acting CIO says CyberOps Center Moving to IT Ops Directorate appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS Acting CIO says CyberOps Center Moving to IT Ops Directorate

“Department of Homeland Security Acting CIO Beth Cappello said she is directing the move of the Cybersecurity Operations Center from the CISO Directorate to the Information Technology Operations Directorate (ITO).” “That move, Cappello said, will ultimately align with the Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) model.” “It will also allow the CISO to focus on enterprise policy, compliance, and assessments in […] The post DHS Acting CIO says CyberOps Center Moving to IT Ops Directorate appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

NIH CIT recruits Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Ramesh Varanasi, experienced in system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, network and web-related protocols and with a strong understanding of Data Security and Regulatory Standards including Payment Card Industry (PCI), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), has taken on a new role as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer with the National Institutes of Health’s […] The post NIH CIT recruits Deputy Chief Information Security Officer appeared first on FedHealthIT.

NPR: GAO Finds 2020 Census Bureau Faces IT, Cybersecurity and Recruiting Challenges

“With just weeks before the 2020 census is set to roll out nationwide, the Census Bureau is lagging behind on recruiting temporary workers and addressing IT and cybersecurity risks tied to the first primarily online U.S. count, a new report by the Government Accountability Office warns.” “The bureau recently discovered during testing that its main IT system for collecting online […] The post NPR: GAO Finds 2020 Census Bureau Faces IT, Cybersecurity and Recruiting Challenges appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Fifth Domain: What’s in the DHS cyber agency’s budget request

“The Department of Homeland Security’s budget request includes proposed funding changes to two federal cybersecurity programs run by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, while also previewing future investments CISA wants in order to improve its effectiveness.” “CISA would receive $1.75 billion under President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget, released Feb. 10, a significantly reduction from the more than […] The post Fifth Domain: What’s in the DHS cyber agency’s budget request appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop Interview: OMB’s Jordan Burris on the Federal CIO’s mindset around Zero Trust

Office of the Federal CIO’s Jordan Burris discusses the benefits of zero trust security and the biggest challenges. Watch the video here. Source: OMB’s Jordan Burris on the federal CIO’s mindset around zero trust – February 12, 2020. FedScoop. The post FedScoop Interview: OMB’s Jordan Burris on the Federal CIO’s mindset around Zero Trust appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Connecting Vets: ‘Disturbing’: VA-recommended apps could access private veteran data, Congress says

“VA-recommended smartphone apps could access veteran data, including phone cameras, microphones, photos, locations, contacts, calendars, files and more.” “Members of Congress called the potential access or collection of such data by the Department of Veterans Affairs or third parties “disturbing” during a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on data privacy at VA. Lawmakers also were […] The post Connecting Vets: ‘Disturbing’: VA-recommended apps could access private veteran data, Congress says appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DOJ seeking Director to lead Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC)

Those who support the Justice Department may want to influence who applies for this SES role that leads this Center that serves as the Department's primary and central defense against cyber-attacks and espionage threatening DOJ networks The post DOJ seeking Director to lead Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC) appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: GAO – Congress’ ‘secure’ system for discrimination and harassment claims wasn’t that secure

“The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights failed to establish cybersecurity and privacy requirements when planning its online system for discrimination and harassment claims by workers in the legislative branch, according to a new report.” “A month after the Government Accountability Office found OCWR lacked an information technology strategic plan, the investigative arm of Congress also has found there was no […] The post FedScoop: GAO – Congress’ ‘secure’ system for discrimination and harassment claims wasn’t that secure appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: President’s Budget Would Axe NIST Program Meant to Help Small Businesses with Cybersecurity

“While the president’s budget proposal for 2021 would largely maintain current funding levels for cybersecurity across the government, it would deliver at least one notable casualty: the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.” “The budget would put $18.8 billion toward cybersecurity across government—with $12.8 million less than the 2020 request—and significantly increase dollars to […] The post Nextgov: President’s Budget Would Axe NIST Program Meant to Help Small Businesses with Cybersecurity appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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