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CDM — a pilot for a central IT modernization fund?

by Billy Mitchell • 2 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security’s governmentwide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity task orders can serve as pilots to show the effects a centralized IT fund could have on bolstering agencies’ modernization efforts, officials working on the program said.

Pentagon’s IT provider seeks insider threat protection

by Patrick O’Neill • 2 months ago

The Defense Department’s unified IT provider is on the hunt for insider threat protection cybersecurity solutions to answer lawmakers’ fears that the department-wide network consolidation did not do enough to protect against threats from within.

DOD CIO’s lowest performance mark? Data centers, he says.

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

The Pentagon didn’t close as many data centers as its chief information officer would have liked, he said Wednesday.

House Homeland Committee chairman: I’m targeted daily with phishing emails

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he has become the target of phishing emails on an “almost daily basis.”

Defense CIO Halvorsen staying on through February

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

The Pentagon's IT chief talked progress on Windows 10, a CAC replacement and the department's readiness for a Trump administration as he gets set to retire.

NIST issues draft update to cyber framework

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Federal scientists at the government’s technology laboratory have issued a draft update to their widely adopted Cybersecurity Framework, adding for the first time a way of quantifying risk and security outcomes.

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