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VA CIO DelBene making the cyber gates a little higher, more well-rounded

Kurt DelBene, the assistant secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer at VA, said he is adding more rigor to…

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DHS, DoD publish 5G security guidance to help agencies think through key ATO process

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Pentagon outlines plan to make continuous ATOs the new ‘gold standard’ for cybersecurity

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USDA, Energy taking a page out of DoD’s IT, cyber playbooks

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Navy reforming its IT security processes to approve new systems in a day

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Air Force to release new ‘fast-track’ cyber approval process

The Air Force believes its new streamlined ATO process will not only get systems online faster, it will deliver better security.

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GSA, NGA shrink time to cyber-approve systems from year to month

GSA’s 18F organization created an ATO sprint team that streamlined the process and reduced time to complete an ATO from six-to-18 months to 30 days.

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Four takeaways from OPM cyber hearings

Three hearings. Nearly seven hours of testimony. Enough frustration to fill the Potomac River. That was Katherine Archuleta’s week. The director of the Office of Personnel Management had a bullseye on her back as House…

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