Building zero trust into agencies’ networks is on several IT modernization to-do lists through the federal government. But the term is so broad that it can often be misunderstood.
The Office of Management and Budget is updating the 11 year old Trusted Internet Connections policy that many said made it harder to move to the cloud.
In today's Federal Newscast, citing the cost of defending himself against "false" allegations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he will be stepping down.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said all of the work around IT modernization in 2018 set the foundation for bigger accomplishments in 2019.
Mark Bunn, DHS’ TIC program manager, described some of the changes agencies can expect to see in TIC 3.0.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs was forced to change how it pays for veterans' education benefits after IT problems.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said OMB will release an updated Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy in the coming weeks to help agencies more easily move to secure cloud services.
The White House’s American Technology Council is seeking comments on its draft plan to move agencies off legacy IT.
The Office of Management and Budget and new White House Office of American Innovation are working together on a 90-day sprint to develop a series of work streams on a variety of topics. Teams will recommend new ideas on ways to improve shared services mechanisms, the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy and federal hiring process.
The Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) policy is making the move to the cloud more complex than some say it needs to be. It was one of three hot topics at the ACT-IAC Management of Change conference last week.
The Homeland Security Department and the FedRAMP program management office released a draft crosswalk between the cloud cybersecurity program and the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative. The goal is to make it easier for federal workers to access their network and apps securely through mobile devices.
The OMB E-Gov Cyber unit will prioritize those agencies that have struggled to implement two-factor authentication for CyberStat reviews. Only 41 percent of federal civilian agencies are using HSPD-12 cards to log on to networks and computers.
The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.
A new white paper from SafeGov recommended ways for agencies to move to an integrated cloud and cyber approach and away from one that is fragmented and ad hoc in many respects. Karen Evans, a co-author of the report and a former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and IT, said agencies need a clearer picture of how this integration could happen.