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Social Security, Social Services

New cybersecurity bill authorizes DHS to ramp up incident response efforts nationwide

April 12, 2022

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security will soon be able to work with the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to ramp up its cybersecurity preparedness and incident response initiatives across the country after the Senate adopted the NCPC Act by unanimous consent. […]


Social Security, Social Services

Transforming the delivery of government services

March 23, 2022

Via: StateScoop

Constituents expect simple and effective government services and quick problem resolutions — moving service models to digital platforms can improve their user experience. By leveraging a customer relationship management (CRM) platform, state and local government agencies can create a holistic […]


Social Services

White House starts the clock on zero trust adoption

January 26, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House has released the federal zero trust architecture strategy, a government-wide plan for all agencies to better manage cyber risks and improve protections while meeting specific security goals and standards by the end of fiscal year 2024. The […]


Social Services

Social Security workers to return to offices possibly by the end of March

January 21, 2022

Via: FCW

The Social Security Administration announced Wednesday that it had reached agreements with all of its federal employee unions to begin bringing workers back to agency worksites with a target date of March 30, after making several key concessions to labor […]


Social Services

White House embeds cyber EO in FISMA reporting

December 6, 2021

Via: FCW

The Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order is playing out in required annual compliance statements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum signed by Jason Miller, deputy director for management, on […]


Social Services

US Department of Labor Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking to Protect Indoor and Outdoor Workers from Heat Hazards

December 3, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM […]


Social Services

Senate inches closer to FedRAMP legislation

November 30, 2021

Via: FCW

Federal officials met with lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday to discuss deficiencies within the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, ahead of an upcoming vote to codify the […]


Social Services

DHS makes awards in $3 billion financial systems software BPA

September 8, 2021

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security named three contractors to a $3 billion blanket purchase agreement to supply financial management software across the highly federated agency in an effort to unify its disparate financial systems. Carahsoft, CGI Federal and Mythics won […]


Social Services

Standardized Software Bill of Materials Needed to Power Energy Cybersecurity

August 26, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Supply chain security is top of mind these days for policymakers and regulators focused on protecting the utility industry and other critical infrastructure. A cyber vulnerability with a single supplier can take down an entire supply chain network and the […]


Social Services

GOP lawmakers seek answers on SSA’s acting leadership

August 26, 2021

Via: FCW

A group of Republican lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to weigh in on the authorities and term of the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, who was put in place after President Joe Biden ousted top Trump-appointed SSA […]