The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Identification and Notification Act of 2020 (H.R. 5680) could slightly lower the deficit, but not by a significant amount. The bill, , would authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue administrative subpoenas in rare instances in which an agency cannot share information […] […]

A senior General Services Administration (GSA) official said today the agency is supportive of the primary aims of a new report recommending steps to modernize the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.






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The Intelligence Community (IC) will be moving towards a Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) strategy and a Hybrid Compute Initiative (HCI), IC CIO John Sherman said today.






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For the IT modernization movement that has – often slowly but very surely – taken hold of the Federal tech policy agenda over the past decade, few have done more to work the inside policy engine than Matthew Cornelius. After a ten-year journey through senior policy positions at Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General […] […]

Last night, five Federal agency CIOs and their senior staff members brought home awards and well-earned praise for raising their Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard grades at MeriTalk’s FITARA Awards (LINK) ceremony.






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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, and Federal CIO Suzette Kent said Thursday night at MeriTalk’s FITARA Awards (LINK) ceremony that they are looking forward to considering ways to further evolve the FITARA scorecard that tracks Federal agency IT performance and accountability. 






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) posted a job opening for the Federal Deputy CIO position Feb. 3, after Margie Graves left the position for the private sector at the end of last year.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from stakeholders on an update to NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-161: Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.






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United Kingdom authorities said today they will allow communications service providers to use in their networks a limited amount of equipment made by “high risk vendors,” and impose restrictions on more extensive use of equipment from those firms.






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The Pentagon has begun the search for a Chief Data Officer (CDO) that will report directly to the Defense Department’s (DoD) Office of the CIO (OCIO) as the department begins transitioning the CDO position to OICO.






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An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report for the National Security Agency (NSA) found that while the agency has made progress in establishing the full scope of CIO authorities within the agency, the defined authorities and responsibilities of the position remain ambiguous.






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