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  • CGI's Gregg Mossburg Offers Cloud-Migration Tips to Federal Agencies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI's Gregg Mossburg Offers Cloud-Migration Tips to Federal Agencies

    The recent federally mandated IT reform has many government agencies questioning which services to migrate to the cloud. The Cloud First policy released in February requires all government agencies to “modify their IT portfolios to fully take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing in order to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, […] More

  • NIST Proposes New Privacy Controls - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Proposes New Privacy Controls

    To address the challenges of securing the privacy of citizens’ personal identifiable information, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released a new draft document yesterday that suggests adding privacy controls to the catalog of security controls used to protect federal information and information systems. According to NIST, the new Privacy Control Catalog would be […] More

  • GovConExec Magazine's Summer Issue Highlights Insider Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovConExec Magazine's Summer Issue Highlights Insider Threat

    Executive Mosaic, publisher of The New New Internet and other web properties related to government contracting, has announced the launch of the latest issue of GovConExec magazine, which highlights the insider threat, emerging federal IT topics and data breach remedies. From yesterday’s clandestine spies to today’s insidious insiders, the cover story spotlights how malicious actors […] More

  • Software Security Firm Veracode Names Cyber Guru Richard Clarke to Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Software Security Firm Veracode Names Cyber Guru Richard Clarke to Board

    Software security firm Veracode announced a high-profile addition to its board of directors: Former presidential counterterrorism adviser and renowned cybersecurity expert Richard Clarke.   Clarke is also chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Consulting. In his role, Clarke will work closely with the company“™s federal advisory board along with its senior management team to draw […] More

  • Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack?

    As the National Institute of Standards and Technology makes headway in preparing standards required by FISMA, a regulatory watchdog in the District is expressing concerns both about the increasing  burden on industry and  whether FISMA standards will include the private sector in thwarting a financial cyber attack. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, founded and managed […] More

  • NIST Seeks Input on Overhauled Catalog for Federal Information Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Seeks Input on Overhauled Catalog for Federal Information Systems

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments from the public on its biennial update of the catalog of security controls for the federal government, which provides a series of management, operational and protective measures that can be used by federal agencies to help protect their information systems. The publication in question is […] More

  • Report: CyberScope Confusion May Cause Feds to Miss Vital Deadline - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: CyberScope Confusion May Cause Feds to Miss Vital Deadline

    The confusion and uncertainty about the new Federal Information Security Management Act’s reporting tool many federal chief information officers experience may result in agencies missing a key deadline in adopting new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, according a recently published report. Only a small number of federal IT managers have used the new CyberScope, the new FISMA […] More

  • Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google's FISMA Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google’s FISMA Certification

    Mike Bradshaw, director of Google’s federal services, is excited about the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for the company’s “Google Apps for Government” cloud computing services, which happened earlier this week. After meeting primary federal IT security measures, Google was certified for passing the security controls under FISMA and, now, a full suite […] More

  • Google Apps for Government Receives Green Light From FISMA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Apps for Government Receives Green Light From FISMA

    Google has announced that it has received the first Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for its Google Apps government cloud computing services, making it the largest contender in the federal adoption of the cloud. During an interview with Federal News Radio, Google Business Development Executive David Mihalchik explained that Google is now certified […] More

  • Google Apps Gets FISMA Certified, Paves Way for Government Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Apps Gets FISMA Certified, Paves Way for Government Cloud

    Google Apps has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the federal government. It is the first suite of cloud computing apps to receive FISMA certification, which should speed its adoption by federal agencies. FISMA applies to information systems used by federal agencies which seeks to provide mechanisms to ensure the […] More

  • Senate Looks to Combine Cyber Bills - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Looks to Combine Cyber Bills

    The Senate is looking to combine the various cyber bills in an effort to pass cyber legislation this year, Senate staffers said at the Symantec Government Symposium yesterday. There is broad consensus on what needs to be included in a cyber bill, according to Eric Hopkins, professional staff member for the Federal Financial Management Subcommittee […] More

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