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GAO Clobbers State Dept. for Slow Walk on Cyber Work

According to a new report out from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday, the State Department has failed to fully implement its cybersecurity risk program and needs to take a number of steps to better protect its IT network and systems.

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DoD IG Plans to Review CMMC Program’s Adequacy

The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) announced last week that it plans to conduct an audit into the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program – the Pentagon’s high-profile contractor cybersecurity program.

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ONCD, CISA Must Resolve Info Sharing Weaknesses, Watchdog Says

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that Federal agencies and critical infrastructure owners must do a better job at sharing information to tackle increasingly complex cyber threats.

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DHS Shutdown Plan Sidelines 79% of CISA Staff

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) parent agency – said yesterday that only 571 of CISA’s 3,117 employees would continue to work through a government shutdown – meaning that 79 percent of the agency’s staff would be staying home until government funding is restored.

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Sen. Warner Presses OMB to Evaluate Agency Cyber IoT Policies

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., is calling on the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review all Federal agencies’ cybersecurity policies for internet of things (IoT) devices to ensure they meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, as required by law.

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Upcoming Events

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How Federals Agencies Can Take the Next Steps on AI/ML

Join us to discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges presented by the growth of AI and ML, and how policy, practical experience, and investments in IT infrastructure and personnel can come together to help agencies make the best use of these powerful technologies. […]

Research

The Push and Pull of Federal Cybersecurity

MeriTalk, in partnership with Google, surveyed 150 Federal cybersecurity managers to explore the mounting tension in security decision-making.

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Cyber Reset: Prioritizing Prevention in Federal Agencies

MeriTalk surveyed 150 government cybersecurity leaders to explore the possibilities of a world where governments don’t have to assume they have been breached – and what it would take to get there. Download this infographic for a synthesis of the research findings

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Containing the Cyber Threat Tsunami

Government teams are perpetually in cybersecurity crisis mode. MeriTalk, in partnership with Dell Technologies and INTEGRITY Global Security (IGS), surveyed 300 government cybersecurity leaders across Federal, State, and Local organizations to explore the possibilities of a world where agencies no longer need to assume breach – and what it would take to get there.

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Past Events
IT Ito Outcomes: IT Infrastructure Modernization, Reinventing government services
The Art of the Possible: Cloud and Human-Centered Design Create Total Experience Nirvana

Now, more than ever, Federal agencies are taking a human-centered design approach to IT modernization as they strive to create simple, seamless, and secure interactions for citizens and employees. Inspired by the presidential executive order on transforming the customer experience and additional Federal policies, agencies are leveraging cloud solutions, integration expertise, and deep insights about […] […]

Pathway to The Cloud: Next Steps for Federal Agencies

Join us as Adam Grandt, General Services Administration, Joshua Stultz, National Institutes of Health, and Zachary Hill, Govplace, discuss how agencies can evaluate which applications are the best fit for the cloud – and following migration, how they can determine if they are getting the most out of their cloud investments. […]

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