In today’s Federal Newscast, the Thrift Savings Plan will require tougher online security measures for its participants by the end of the year.
New withdrawal options and a strategy to help participants with catch-up contributions are among the new features coming to the Thrift Savings Plan within the next year so.
Mark Groman, former senior White House advisor for privacy, tells CyberChat he believes incentives for data security have so far been wrong
Analyst Chase Cunningham said the concept of zero trust means removing the potential for someone to be the person who causes a cybersecurity failure.
Thrift Savings Plan participants have been asking if the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will ever add two-factor authentication to their online accounts. The agency said plans to implement it are in the works.
Dominic Cussatt, VA’s chief information security officer, said VA has addressed several long-standing cyber problems, including the use of two-factor authentication.
The House Armed Services Committee is expected to release its first version of the 2018 Defense Authorization bill this week and in it many observers predict provisions to make it easier for the military to buy commercial items.
Frontis Wiggins, the State Department’s chief information officer, said he wants to set specific rules around IT management and acquisition, but give agency offices flexibility too as part of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act implementation effort.
Sylvia Burns, the Interior Department’s chief information officer, said her team responded aggressively over the last 18 months to improve the agency’s cybersecurity posture, including using two-factor authentication for computer access.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services CEO Meg Whitman in October to discuss ongoing challenges with the $2.5 billion ACES contract.