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2021

News articles from 2021

Is Your TV Listening to You? Cyber Tips from a Chief Information Security Officer

By: Paul Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs | 25 Oct 2021

The Nation’s response to the pandemic has highlighted that our society not only uses technology but is also profoundly reliant on technology in our daily lives. We can go to work, school, shop, work out, and watch newly released movies all from the comfort of our home. We have come...

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  • cybersecurity
  • #Becybersmart
  • ncsam

  • FMG Publishes International Travel Guidance for Mobile Devices

    By: The Federal Mobility Group | 19 Oct 2021

    The Federal CIO Council’s Federal Mobility Group (FMG) announces release of a draft report that presents in a handy reference guide the best practices and lessons-learned for the use of government-furnished equipment (GFE) such as mobile devices by federal employees on international travel. The FMG seeks public comment on the...

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  • cybersecurity
  • mobility

  • We Need You – For Cybersecurity!

    By: Paul E. Blahusch, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Labor | 18 Oct 2021

    When I was asked to write about cybersecurity careers for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), my first thoughts circled back to how my career started. This was the late 1990s and although we were several years past such landmarks as the Rainbow Series (government computer security guidelines), the Morris Worm...

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  • cybersecurity
  • #Becybersmart
  • #cybercareerweek
  • ncsam

  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month : Phishing Attacks

    By: Greg Sisson, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Energy | 12 Oct 2021

    October 1st marks the beginning of the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Once again, the Federal Cybersecurity Information Security Officer (CISO) Council is proud to reinforce its commitment to safe and secure online behavior. Remote work continues to be the ‘new normal’, and cybercriminals are ramping up their focus on...

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  • cybersecurity
  • #Becybersmart
  • phishing

  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kick-Off

    By: Steven Hernandez, Co-Chair Federal Chief Information Security Officer Council, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education | 04 Oct 2021

    As we welcome the fall season, we also welcome National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). As the Co-Chair of the Federal CISO Council, I find NCSAM to be a time of reflection over the past year; recognizing what we accomplished. We grew as a Council and a federal Cybersecurity workforce. By...

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  • cybersecurity
  • #Becybersmart

  • The NICE Framework and TBM

    By: The Federal Technology Investment Management (FTIM) Community of Practice | 13 Sep 2021

    The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework is a cybersecurity workforce framework that categorizes and describes the cybersecurity workforce. The 2017 OPM memo directing agencies to assign cybersecurity codes to IT, Cybersecurity, and Cyber-Related functions led to the development of the NICE framework. <img src=”/assets/images/blog/nice-framework.png” alt=”nice framework” display: block;...

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  • cybersecurity
  • workforce

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions

    By: Federal Technology Investment Management CoP | 22 Jul 2021

    Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) is a comprehensive solution-based contract vehicle to address all federal agency IT telecommunications and infrastructure requirements. It reduces agency costs and acquisition time by leveraging an existing contract and allows agencies to focus on missions. EIS is required for GSA to fulfill its Congressional mandate to...

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  • acquisition

  • April is Supply Chain Awareness Month

    By: Christopher DeRusha, Federal Chief Information Security Office | 26 Apr 2021

    This month marks the four-year anniversary of National Supply Chain Integrity Month—an initiative established by Federal agencies to raise awareness of pervasive threats to U.S. supply chains. Most recently, the SolarWinds incident has brought increased public attention to software supply chain hacks and further illustrates the need for greater awareness....

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  • cybersecurity

  • Technology Modernization Fund at Three Years : The Modernization of USDA’s Specialty Crops Program

    By: The GSA Blog Team | 08 Mar 2021

    The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Specialty Crops Program helps buyers and sellers of all sizes in the U.S. produce industry to market their perishable products in the most efficient manner. The program offers a wide array of services that span from helping market the quality of products to ensuring...

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  • it-modernization
  • tmf

  • Technology Modernization Fund 3rd Anniversary

    By: Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO | 08 Mar 2021

    This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF is an innovative funding vehicle that gives Federal agencies additional ways to deliver services to the American public more quickly, better secure sensitive systems and data, and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently. When I received the...

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  • it-modernization
  • tmf