David Waltermire, the technical lead for OSCAL at NIST, and Milica Green, a compliance subject matter expert with Telos Corporation, say the development and implementation of the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) will reduce the time, cost and challenges of FedRAMP certifications.
Cynthia Mendoza, the intelligence community’s chief architect, said the reference architecture framework is defining consistent, repeatable approaches to ensure security and interoperability among enterprise IT capabilities.
For the FDA, as for so many agencies, information technology is a big-ticket expenditure. The Health and Human Services inspector general examined FDA contracting officers dealing with one large deal, and found a few things to tighten up.
The last year has been transformative for federal cybersecurity. Amid the ongoing government wide initiative to achieve zero-trust, all agencies strove to bolster their defenses. On the other hand, adversaries continued to advance malicious cyber efforts.
In today’s Federal Newscast: The Defense Department wants to declassify more intelligence to enhance private-sector cybersecurity. GSA is taking new steps to make sure the software it uses is secure. And Janet Yellen says not to fret over your retirement money. It’ll be there.