The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service just created the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number (HACSSIN) to add cyber services to GSA’s Schedule 70 to help agencies procure cyber solutions.
The House Oversight and Government Reform and Homeland Security committees released oversight plans for the 115th Congress, both of which included cybersecurity and IT modernization.
Government sources tell Federal News Radio that some in the departments of Commerce, Agriculture and Labor also are pushing back against the implementation of the intrusion detection and prevention program known as EINSTEIN 3-Accelerated (E3A).
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is taking a range of steps to strengthen its cybersecurity posture, including an end-to-assessment and limiting employees’ ability to copy information to removable hardware.
Northrop Grumman filed its second protest over the Homeland Security Department’s decision to award Raytheon the DOMino contract.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to certify the Automated Indicator Sharing initiative on March 16, which provides a central location for cyber data and a way to share it across agencies and industry.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson defended his agency’s $40.6 billion fiscal 2017 budget, telling a congressional committee that cybersecurity funding would help hiring efforts.
The Office of Personnel Management gave DHS the go-ahead to fill up to 1,000 positions focused on cybersecurity. The announcement is the latest action in an ongoing plan to address cyber risks for the government.
Section 209 of the Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would give DHS emergency powers during a cyber attack on federal or contractor networks holding federal data. Some say the provision is too vague.
The Homeland Security Department picks Raytheon to run the DOMino program, which maintains and improves the intrusion protection and detection system known as EINSTEIN, and develops other cyber tools under the National Cybersecurity Protection System.