FISMA

Congress should exempt Pentagon from Clinger-Cohen Act, panel says

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

The Section 809 Panel argues in a new report that Congress should exempt DOD from the Clinger-Cohen Act provisions under Title 40 of the U.S. code.

Federal agencies reported more than 35,000 cyber incidents in 2017

by Billy Mitchell • 5 months ago

That's a substantial increase since last year.

FITARA Scorecard 7.0: Agencies take big steps forward with software licensing

by Billy Mitchell • 5 months ago

The latest iteration of the so-called FITARA shows an upward trend for agencies, due in large part to improvements in software licensing.

Updated FISMA guidance pressures agencies to use CDM program

by Billy Mitchell • 7 months ago

The fiscal 2019 guidance mandates that agencies share information with DHS's federalwide CDM dashboard and that going forward, they must provide "sufficient justification" to buy non-CDM continuous monitoring tools.

Tech policy reviews will start in September, Suzette Kent says

by Carten Cordell • 9 months ago

“We have to be iterative in the technology work that we do and we have to be iterative in the policies that support those,” the federal CIO says.

Senator wants to allow DHS to ban software from federal IT without notice

by Carten Cordell • 1 year ago

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the bill was meant to curb increasing attempts of cyber-espionage by foreign nations.

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