The NIST Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity should prioritize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, and creating norms and deterrence strategies, according to officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. […]

Facing criticism that $150,000 was spent to create a FedRAMP dashboard virtually identical to the existing FedRAMP OnRamp dashboard, the General Services Administration said that the new dashboard performs unique functions and that it has processes in place to ensure that systems are not unnecessarily duplicated.






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Comments close Friday at 5 p.m. on the NIST Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity’s request for information on how best to address the “current and future states of cybersecurity in a digital economy.”






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Dawn Leaf, who served in the Department of Labor since 2012, announced her retirement as chief information officer on Sept. 5. Her last day will be Sept. 30.






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A new tool called the Electronic Recovery and Access to Data Prepaid Card Reader allows police officers to check the balance of cards, including credit and debit cards, gift cards, hotel key cards, library cards, and Metro cards. The device will be useful because criminals rarely travel with stacks of paper money anymore.






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The Federal Communications Commission issued a plan to provide Alaskan broadband carriers with fixed amounts of support over the next 10 years to provide Internet to all parts of Alaska, despite dissent from commissioners.






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Due to the breadth and depth of cyberattacks and breaches in the Federal government, most especially the Office of Personnel Management, agencies should be implementing a policy of zero trust when it comes to who is accessing their data, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. His committee released a report titled “The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation.”






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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group is creating software designed to help search-and-rescue groups. In a partnership with dbS Productions, FRG developed FIND to track lost individuals, some of whom may be children or people with disabilities.






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The Department of Transportation launched its National Transit Map, which includes transit data, a participation map, and interactive mapping apps. The map includes data from 270 transit agencies that provided information on more than 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes.






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As the Internet of Things becomes increasingly prevalent, the government will play an important role in enabling and regulating how the industry will develop, according to panelists at a National Telecommunications and Information Administration workshop. They listed a number of areas in which that advice can take shape.






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The Department of Homeland Security has expanded its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Tools Blanket Purchase Agreement with the inclusion of Imperva’s Web application and database firewalls.






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The Department of Transportation hosted a Twitter chat on Monday under the hashtag #OpenDOT to get opinions on the agency’s open data policies.






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The new rules imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on drones, regarding height, speed, and operational restrictions, go into effect on Aug. 29. The regulations could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to industry estimates.






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