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The Navy said it wants to look outside the box for new solutions to its challenges with cybersecurity and embedded platform systems. Navy Deputy CIO Janice Haith said the service will launch a contest later this month to solicit ideas from its own workforce on getting rid of or modernizing outdated, tactical systems.
The Office of Personnel Management terminated its contract with Imperatis on May 9 after the small business alerted the agency it had financial trouble and would be ceasing operations immediately.
Federal agencies like the Internal Revenue Service are finding that they must balance an increase in the amount of data they have to secure while providing safe access when that information is needed.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a second draft of Special Publication 800-160, a guidebook for agencies to build cybersecurity processes into their day to day operations.
Cybersecurity experts say the government needs to address gaps in its IT systems and workforce to strengthen its defenses against data breaches, threats that are now a part of everyday federal operations.
Randy Silvey, president Silverlight Financial, advises federal employees to take action now to protect their identities and credit by paying for a credit freeze and changing financial passwords.
James Onusko and Christy Wilder will be the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) transition team director and deputy director, respectively. They will lead the effort to create a new organization to handle federal security clearances.
Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told Congress that increased investments in cybersecurity are a reflection of the world we live in, responding to Representatives concerned about rising budget deficits and potential future cuts to DoD.
Congress is skeptic of the Office of Personnel Management’s new IT infrastructure project, otherwise known as “Shell,” due to previous warnings from the agency’s inspector general. OPM’s former IG referred to the system as “at risk of project failure.” OPM is asking for $37 million to begin planning and migrating old systems to the new infrastructure in fiscal 2017.
Donna Seymour is stepping down after about two years of service. She was scheduled to appear before a House oversight committee on Feb. 24 to discuss the ongoing ways OPM is addressing the massive data breach.
Cybersecurity tops the list of spending priorities at the Office of Personnel Management in 2017. But President Barack Obama’s budget request also addresses several governmentwide initiatives the administration already started.
Marc Groman, chief privacy officer for the Office of Management and Budget, revealed the progress made toward updating how the federal government handles privacy and civil liberties as President Barack Obama signs a new executive order.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hit Beth Cobert, the nominee to be the permanent director of the Office of Personnel Management, with a wide range of questions at her nomination hearing. But the committee is also looking for more transparency and better communication between OPM and Congress.
David Girard is serving as lead counsel for the class-action lawsuit filed by AFGE, on behalf of millions of former and current federal employees impacted by the OPM data breach.