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The new White House budget request includes huge amounts of money for cybersecurity and modernization of legacy systems to make them easier to secure. Some of that money would go to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other government organizations that manage information security.

  • Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Senior Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, said the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a program that certifies private sector companies providing cloud services to the federal government, is essential for IT modernization and consequently cybersecurity.
  • Connolly said his bill to codify FedRAMP into law includes presumption of adequacy standards that would speed up review and approval processes and reduce costs, leading to greater efficiency.
  • Connolly added that he believes more cybersecurity accountability must be required from chief information officers, considering the high vulnerability to malicious actors.
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