GSA Proposes New Cybersecurity Rules For Federal Contractors to Protect Government Information On IT Systems

The United States General Services Administration (GSA) has proposed new rules providing how contractors protect government information on the IT systems they manage. The Federal Register report detailed that the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, two proposed rules under GSAR Case 2016-G511 and 2016-G515, call for amending the GSA Acquisition Regulation to […]

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The Updated VA.gov Portal Reports what’s Possible for Government Tech after the Healthcare.gov Tragedy

The U.S. Healthcare.gov, the site that delivers former U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare plan for veterans crashed catastrophically when it launched in 2013. To fix the site a team of developers and designers, largely picked from Silicon Valley, arrived at Washington DC. Their rescue efforts gave inflation to a team of techies who later […]

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The U.S. DHS Plans to Identify Critical Functions to Address Cyberattacks by This Year’s End

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to complete a list of the nation’s most vital functions that must be protected against Cyberattacks before the end of this year, as the agency’s top Cyber official said here at last week. Director at Homeland Security’s newly approved Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Chris Krebs noted […]

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 GSA Plans to Propose a New Cyber Rule for Federal Contractors to Report Cyber Incidents

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) plans on proposing new laws in the Federal Register next spring for Federal contractors that would put the accountability on contractors to report any cyber incident that potentially compromises systems or information held by the government. According to a regulatory roadmap released last week noted that contractors would need […]

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