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Looking at OMB's Proposed FISMA Performance Metrics

While 2010 turns the page to a new decade, many threats from the past 10 years persist. In the cyber security world, nations such as China continue building cyber capabilities from an offensive and defensive perspective, resulting in what has become a new arms race.

In response to these threats, the Federal government hopes to shore up its defensive capabilities by mandating new FISMA performance metrics that incorporate "real-time" countermeasuresówith real-time being the keyword. Real-time denotes the ability to identify, act, and respond to minimize the impact of attacks. This leads to our movement of increasing situational awareness and our ability to detect threats as they occur instead of reacting after the damage has been done. While real-time measures provide many benefits, they also carry a hefty price tag for agencies looking to implement these capabilities. Real-time capabilities can only be implemented through automated technologies and solutions. These technologies carry significant costs further straining the department or agency's already thin cyber security resources.

Government agencies currently possess varying levels of maturity to implement and maintain these capabilities and, in some cases, do not possess these capabilities at all. Although they are absolutely necessary in any "defense-in-depth" strategy, the key question becomes "How much?" and "How fast?" can we implement them. With shrinking budgets and tougher times, it becomes a difficult exercise in prioritizing investments, especially when FISMA may formally capture progress and impact an agency's grades and ultimately, their budget.

It would be impossible to implement these capabilities within a 6-12 month period, at least not effectively. Organizations need to take a risk-based approach to prioritizing initiatives and developing a strategy that allows agencies to prioritize their investments to obtain the greatest return and most importantly the biggest risk reduction to support their missions.

Tags: technology , Trusted Advisor Blog , FISMA , cyber security

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 12:44pm EST

Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials says day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Martha Johnson , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator , confirmation process

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 12:25pm EST
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OPM prepares for relaunch of USAJobs.gov

New site will launch on Jan. 24; Partnership for Public Service weighs in.

Tags: pay & benefits , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , OPM , USAJobs.gov , hiring process , hiring reform

Friday - 01/08/2010, 04:01pm EST
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VA to implement SAVE award winner's idea over the next year

White House now eyes good ideas from industry. OMB also tells agencies to apply other contest suggestions within their agencies, including electronic pay stubs. President Obama says SAVE award will be an annual contest.

Tags: mngt , Barack Obama , Nancy Fichtner , Peter Orszag , Katie Roberts , VA , White House , GSA , SAVE award

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 07:01am EST
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White House puts SAVE Awards cost-cutting ideas to vote

Administration names four finalists for the SAVE Award. Voting continues through Thursday, and the idea which receives the most votes will be presented to President Obama.

Tags: mngt , Peter Orszag , VA , SSA , HUD , Forest Service , SAVE award , best practices

Monday - 12/07/2009, 01:09pm EST
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SAVE awards profile: HUD's Huston Prescott

Huston Prescott from Alaska says streamlining redundant inspections of subsidized housing would save inspectors' time and taxpayers' money. Subsidized housing units all across the country receive funds from many different grant programs.

Tags: mngt , SAVE Awards , Huston Prescott

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 08:40am EST
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Sens. Akaka, Voinovich call for new security clearance oversight council

New bill hopes to address remaining challenges to improve the security clearance process. The legislation would require this new council to submit a new strategic plan and technology plan.

Tags: management , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , GAO , security clearances , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 03:14pm EST

New DoD CIO still unknown, but role will not change

Deputy DoD CIO Wennergren dispels rumors of modified responsibilities for next appointee. Technology executives see their responsibilities evolve to meet their agency's mission. OMB will issue memo reaffirming the role of the CIO.

Tags: mngt , Techn , Dave Wennergren , Vivek Kundra , DoD , CIO Council , role of the CIO , Web 2.0 , social media , Chief management officer

Wednesday - 12/02/2009, 06:38am EST
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Almost three quarters of all feds have HSPD-12 cards

More than 3.3 million agency employees now have secure ID cards. The CIO Council also releases new roadmap and implementation guidance for identity and access management. The guidance is intended to bring several governmentwide efforts together under one initiative.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , HSPD-12 , secure identity card , ID management

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 05:22pm EST
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