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Gaps in HHS continuous monitoring program among audit findings

Although the Health and Human Services Department has formalized its information security continuous monitoring program, implementation gaps persist department wide, according to a new audit.

NRC must beef up information systems security practices, processes, IG says

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to perform continuous monitoring of its information systems and update its system security plans, according to a recently released internal audit.

Navy research lab helping Marine Corps intelligence improve cybersecurity posture

A Naval research laboratory is helping Marine Corps intelligence improve its cybersecurity environment, and these activities could potentially be expanded across the entire service, Defense Department and other governmental organizations.

Streufert: Agencies aren't dropping out of DHS continuous monitoring program

Reports that major federal departments are refusing to participate in a Homeland Security Department-led contract for continuous monitoring tools are untrue, said a DHS official Tuesday.

Integrate cybersecurity with federal cloud computing adoption, says Karen Evans

A paper co-authored by a former government executive who occupied the position now known as the federal chief information officer recommends greater integration of cybersecurity efforts with federal cloud adoption.

Auditors highlight weak cybersecurity practices at DHS

Components of the Homeland Security Department continue to have weak cybersecurity practices, particularly with the security authorization process, the departmental inspector general says.

OMB pushes continuous monitoring in cybersecurity memo

Agency cybersecurity practices should move beyond the three year cycle of system authorizations into a state of continuous monitoring of security control implementation by the end of fiscal 2017, says a Nov. 18 memo from the Office of Management and Budget.

GSA's continuous monitoring BPA to streamline DHS dot-gov oversight

The General Services Administration, working on behalf of the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, unveiled Aug. 12 a blanket purchase agreement for continuous monitoring as a service. CMaaS, as it's being called by GSA, will be offered as a variety of related products and services at various price points.

'Significant deficiencies' in VA cybersecurity

Significant deficiencies in configuration management and identity management pervaded Veterans Affairs Department information technology during the last fiscal year, says an audit commissioned by the department's office of inspector general.

'Significant deficiency' with Social Security Administration cybersecurity, say auditors

Weaknesses in Social Security Administration cybersecurity during the last fiscal year collectively amounted to a significant deficiency, says the agency's office of inspector general. They base their finding of a significant deficiency also on financial auditor's discovery of a material weakness in agency financial systems.