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DoD implements stricter cyber incident oversights, cloud computing guidelines

The Defense Department Wednesday initiated two sets of policies to enforce stricter guidelines when dealing with the 10,000 contractors the department trusts with offsite cyber information.

NCCoE issues draft guidance for bolstering cybersecurity at utilities

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is urging utility companies to change decentralized identity management practices at their facilities to shore up a weak link against online attack.

State Dept. IG chides diplomats for using private email

State Department employees at the Embassy in Tokyo, including U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, used private email to conduct official business, according to the department's inspector general.

Upcoming study outlines broad strategy for securing future DoD computer networks

As the Defense Department contends with greater and more sophisticated cyber attacks, it needs to enhance security from "chip to the cloud" and boost the speed and performance of system defenses, while remaining cost-effective, according to a recent Lexington Institute blog post.

 

GAO, IGs will institutionalize cybersecurity sprint, says Tony Scott

"We may have created some work for people – especially the IGs and GAO – because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies," said Federal CIO Tony Scott. 

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