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Employees who stop working before their termination date or take vacation days prior to their separation date can bring risk to an agency if their access to agency systems isn’t removed in a timely manner, according to a report from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) inspector general, released September 11.






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Privacy issues

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft version of its Privacy Framework in a notice on the Federal Register today, making some changes from the discussion draft released this spring and moving closer to the final version.






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supply chain risk management process automation
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A project under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is aiming to fully automate FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) and enable interoperable automation for cloud service providers (CSPs).






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for industry to participate in its efforts to develop a secure architecture for telehealth deployments outside of healthcare facilities, according to an upcoming Federal Register notice.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a plan on Aug. 10 to prioritize Federal agency engagement in developing standards for artificial intelligence (AI), just before the deadline of an executive order issued in February that gave the agency 180 days to develop a plan.






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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft interagency report to establish a core baseline guide for cybersecurity that manufacturers may adopt for Internet of Things (IoT) devices they produce.






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Cybersecurity cyber

Most government agencies have met Federal mandates to establish cyber risk executives and establish policies to make risk-based decisions on cybersecurity, but many agencies still need to establish cyber risk strategies, conduct risk assessments, and address gaps in existing risk management policies, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released July 26.






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Cloud city modernization

According to guidance issued by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), agencies can now use “Data Scientist” with the occupational titles of positions whose major portion of work is performing data science tasks.






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Cybersecurity cyber

Federal agencies are unprepared to confront and mitigate cyberthreats today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affair Committee Investigations Subcommittee determined in a report released today, recommending that agencies give CIOs more authority to make decisions on cybersecurity.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft of a new publication offering additional guidance for securing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-Federal systems, aimed at protecting high value assets from foreign adversaries.






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Budget Federal spending

The House Appropriations Committee released a second of five appropriations minibus FY2020 spending bills for Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.






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