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Too many in government worried about compliance reporting, says former department chief information officer

The SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange breaches remind leaders at agencies the policies that govern cybersecurity across government are not stopping damaging breaches. Remaking the Federal Information Security Management Act, which requires development of agency-wide information security programs, could involve as many as six steps. Former Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security and […]


OPM’s latest FISMA audit report

Michael Esser, assistant inspector general for audits at the Office of Personnel Management, discusses results from the latest report on OPM’s cybersecurity, and recommendations for improvements.


OMB’s five common shortfalls across government systems

Tony Cole, chief technology officer at Attivo Networks, discusses issues outlined in the latest FISMA report, and why ‘misplaced trust’ is an issue for government cybersecurity.


Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board reviews new IT portfolio audit

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses how the TSP is working to increase their FISMA scores for next year, and new rules about withdrawals as a result of the government shutdown.

Security Matters with Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill

Lawmaker proposes government-wide cybersecurity watchdog

Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF Ret.) president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses the proposal to have a cyber inspector general, and why Congress should make improving tech oversight a priority.


Hundreds attend federal cyber & tech hiring fair

NextGov Cybersecurity correspondent Joseph Marks discusses a handful of headlines from this week, including the government first ever cyber hiring fair, and a critique from the Homeland Security Department’s IG office on the agency’s cyber sharing process.

Security Matters with Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett

OMB: Federal agencies are doing a better job at securing their networks

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), partner in the cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the results of this year’s FISMA report from the White House.

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