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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DoD , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST

Cybersecurity and CDM

Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President Brad Medairy, will discuss how Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) can help your agency meet its cybersecurity challenges.
November 25, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Brad Medairy , Booz Allen Hamilton , cybersecurity , Continous Diagnostics and Mitigation , cyber threats , asset management , vulnerability management , predictive intelligence , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 08:46pm EST
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The VA fails another cybersecurity audit

The Veterans Affairs Department failed its 16th cybersecurity audit in a row, so it still can't properly protect the private health data of veterans. The VA Inspector General sees about 6,000 cyber weaknesses in the agency's IT networks, and says it falls short of complying with the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , GAO , FISMA , cybersecurity , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:56am EST

Ron Ross, FISMA Implementation Project Leader, NIST

Non-federal organizations and contractors may have sensitive federal information on their computers, but there are no consistent rules on how to keep that information secure. The treatment of Controlled Unclassified Information is the focus of a new set of recommendations. Ron Ross is a National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow. He is the lead author of the new guide, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more.

Tags: Ron Ross , NIST , contracting , technology , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , controlled unclassified information

Monday - 11/24/2014, 10:38am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

It took five requests and a subpoena for Todd Park to finally appear before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight. But yesterday's hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov never did get to the bottom of the former federal chief technology officer's involvement, what he knew and when leading up to the October 2013 launch. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller explained the hearings highlights on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Todd Park , Jason Miller , HealthCare.gov , technology , cybersecurity

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:50am EST
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CMS claims cyber fixes in place for HealthCare.gov

Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members on Nov. 14 that CMS fixed 22 technical recommendations before open enrollment began. The letter came on the cusp of yet another contentious hearing on the role of former White House CTO Todd Park in overseeing and developing the initially troubled portal.

Tags: technology , management , oversight , Congress , House Science and Technology Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , CMS , HHS , White House , Todd Park , Marilyn Tavenner , Scott Peters , Darrell Issa , Paul Broun , Eric Swalwell , Bill Johnson , cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:26am EST
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OPM nominee to focus on improving security review process, veteran hiring

A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday from retired Rear Adm. Earl Gay on his nomination to be the Office of Personnel's first deputy director in three years.

Tags: Earl Gay , Katherine Archuleta , OPM , people , Senate , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Jon Tester , Rob Portman , hiring , retention , workforce , security clearances , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:22pm EST
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VA to spend $60 million more on cyber after auditors' continued concerns

Steph Warren, VA's CIO, said he moved money out of projects and into cybersecurity to ensure the agency gets rid of as many material weaknesses as they can. The decision to move money comes as Congress turns back up the heat on VA to correct long-standing and systemic cyber shortcomings.

Tags: technology , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Sondra McCauley , cybersecurity , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 12:56pm EST

The benefits of online learning

Georgetown University professor Dr. Pablo Molina joins host John Gilroy to discuss distance learning and the strengths and weaknesses of learning technology.
November 18, 2014

Tags: technology , online learning , online education , online certification , online training , Pablo Molina , Georgetown University , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Coursera , Udacity , EDX , Kahn Academy , Blackboard , Moodle , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:00pm EST
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Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

The Veterans Affairs Department fails its 16th cybersecurity audit in a row. The State Department shuts down its unclassified email system, and the National Weather Service and the Postal Service report cyber attacks. It's all happening as agencies are deploying their continuous diagnostics and mitigation plans while they maintain their FISMA compliance environments. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC, and former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the latest chain of events may mean for the future of cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Mark Forman , TASC , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:22pm EST
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