Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Robert Kolasky: CISA to Incorporate CMMC Aspects Into Supply Chain Guidance

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Robert “Bob” Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said a CISA task force will issue “supply chain essentials” guidance that integrates aspects of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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CMMC Accreditation Body Issues Solicitation for Continuous Monitoring Tool

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The accreditation body for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has issued a request for proposals for a continuous monitoring platform. The RFP posted Wednesday on LinkedIn says that certified third-party assessment organizations, assessors and companies seeking certification will use the continuous monitoring tool to carry out pre-evaluation background research and monitor firms between formal assessments.

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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s CMMC Could Become Standard for Civilian Agencies

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said she believes the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program “will become a federal standard for the whole of government rapidly,” FedScoop reported Thursday

Arrington will serve as a keynote speaker during the Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th.

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ManTech’s Damian DiPippa Talks Threats to U.S. Space Assets, Domain Awareness

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Damian DiPippa, senior vice president and general manager of ManTech International’s (Nasdaq: MANT) mission and intelligence solutions business unit, discussed kinetic, radio frequency and other threats to U.S. space domain awareness and assets in a Federal News Network interview aired Monday.

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CMMC Accreditation Body Fields Questions About C3PAOs, Self-Verification During Webinar

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The accreditation body for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program held a webinar Monday and board members said they are still working on the criteria, registration and vetting processes for CMMC third-party assessment organizations, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Raytheon Technologies Kicks Off Trading on NYSE; Greg Hayes, Thomas Kennedy Quoted

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Raytheon Technologies started trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “RTX” after United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon completed their all-stock merger that was first announced in June 2019. The Waltham, Mass.-based publicly traded combined company has approximately $74B in pro forma 2019 net sales and operates with about 195K employees worldwide focused on developing technologies across hypersonics, cybersecurity, avionics and directed energy, among other areas, Raytheon Technologies said Friday.

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Adopt ‘Agile Principles’ to Build on FITARA Accomplishments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 3, 2020 — David Egts, chief technologist of the North American public sector business at Red Hat, said adopting Agile principles such as the prioritization of important goals and increased coordination between officers can help improve an agency’s Federal Information Security Modernization Act scorecard ratings, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

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