NASA: CDM implementation going well

America's space agency started in November 2016 implementing the first phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program designed to give agencies the tools they need to identify, prioritize and tackle cybersecurity risks, a NASA official told FedScoop.

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Verizon’s Mike Maiorana, Cisco’s Larry Payne on industry collaboration

by FedScoop Staff • 4 hours ago

Verizon's Mike Maiorana and Cisco's Larry Payne join FedScoop TV to discuss the impact of industry collaboration on government's missions and more.

DOE tries to spur development of defenses against Ukraine-style electrical grid cyberattack

by Chris Bing • 5 hours ago

The Department of Energy doled out $4 million in grant funding earlier this month to four different cybersecurity firms in an effort to spur the development of new technology that can help protect U.S. electricity delivery systems from hackers.

Vets lose privacy lawsuit against VA after unencrypted data is stolen from hospital

by Patrick O’Neill • 9 hours ago

After multiple thefts and data breaches related to the unencrypted personal information of 7,400 U.S. veterans out of a Veterans Affairs hospital, an appeals court dismissed a lawsuit this month in which patients alleged violations of the Privacy Act and Administrative Procedure Act.

DHS funding new round of IoT cyber startups with $1M award

by Shaun Waterman • 10 hours ago

The Department of Homeland Security is dishing out nearly $1 million in competitive awards to five startups developing cybersecurity technologies for the Internet of Things.

Employees lack clear confidant for discussing data removal, former official says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 day ago

At a time when some worry that federal scientific data will be removed from government websites, a former Obama-era Commerce Department official said Saturday he didn't know of a clear path for career officials to alert people to those problems.

Software vulnerability disclosures by NSA will continue under Trump, officials say

by Chris Bing • 1 day ago

The disclosure process that governs how and when federal agencies should tell tech firms about flawed computer code is in no immediate danger of termination under the Trump administration, current and former U.S. officials said.

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