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 •  December 11

An inspector general’s report has found the federal agency that employs more than 46,000 workers with disabilities continues to have systematic weaknesses in its cybersecurity. The report, which was conducted in partnership with auditing firm McConnell & Jones LLP, found the AbilityOne Commission’s cyber posture fell short of Federal Information...

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 •  December 8

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memo Wednesday outlining the next steps for agencies to identify critical technology skills gaps. The memo details the implementation of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act, a 2015 law designed to help pinpoint where the government is short of critical talent in fields like IT and...

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 •  December 4

To say that the spotlight shines bright on the Office of Personnel Management’s cybersecurity efforts is an understatement. Ever since the agency has emerged from its 2015 breach, OPM’s role — and that of its chief information security officer — has been front and center in the federal government’s efforts to secure its information technology...

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 •  November 15

The Defense Department has one of the largest cyberattack surfaces in the entire federal government. And it’s Pentagon CISO and Deputy CIO Essye Miller’s job to ensure that the department has the policies, standards and procedures in place to prevent major breaches of its sprawling network. Miller, who also served as CISO of the Army, took over as...

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 •  October 31

World Wide Technology, Inc. received a $35 million task order to provide endpoint security and management services to the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command. But the $35 million order is just part of a larger WWT contract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) to provide what it calls “Endpoint Management Solution as a Service”...

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 •  October 27

Department of Homeland Security CISO Jeff Eisensmith wants the federal government to establish a team of cybersecurity experts akin to the General Services Administration’s 18F digital service team. “We need to do the same thing we did with 18F and push that deeper into the cybersecurity realm,” he told CyberScoop on Thursday in a brief interview...

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 •  October 19

The Department of Homeland Security is developing a new acquisition management directive tailored around agile development to provide more flexibility to its cybersecurity operations, CISO Jeffery Eisensmith said Thursday. The model is currently being piloted to help iteratively bake in the security requirements to software solutions at the same...

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 •  October 16

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened new pathways for security attacks. Sensor-controlled thermostats, lighting, doors and physical security systems are joining mobile devices, printers and scanners on the office network. New machinery and components are born “smart,” while older portions of the operational technology (OT) infrastructure may...

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 •  October 13

Trump administration tech advisers are looking for a cybersecurity “moonshot,” CyberScoop’s Shaun Waterman reported Thursday. But such a plan may still be a ways off. “This is the beginning of a conversation,” Scott Charney, vice chairman of the president’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee told CyberScoop during a break in...

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 •  October 4

The Department of Homeland Security is showing signs that it may not have the resources to keep up with its continually expanding responsibilities. CyberScoop reports that although the department has made significant progress on programs designed to defend federal networks from malware, many key leadership positions remain unfilled, the hiring...