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EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Clean Up Pollution and Address Public Health Risks

September 9, 2022

Via: Waste360

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List and is proposing to add another two where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk. “All people […]


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Secure Services Edge market grows 40% – study

July 1, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Secure Service Edge (SSE) market is heating up, according to a new report from market research firm Dell’Oro Group. The company says the SSE market grew 40% year-over-year to reach $800 million in revenue for the first calendar quarter […]


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DOD isn’t meeting some of the cybersecurity standards it set for contractors

May 23, 2022

Via: FCW

The Defense Department has been inconsistent in meeting the cyber standards it holds contractors to when it comes to securing sensitive but unclassified information. But they’re working on it. A recent Government Accountability Office released on May 19 highlights how […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Federal CIO says cybersecurity is a top priority for new TMF projects

May 25, 2021

Via: FCW

Recently installed Federal CIO Clare Martorana said on Tuesday that the government was looking for cybersecurity upgrades and digital services as key focus areas in allocating the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund included in the American Rescue […]


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Virginia launches dashboards to track public health and equity

May 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday a pair of digital dashboards tracking the commonwealth’s public health equity and COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Equity in Action” dashboard showcases which counties in the Commonwealth have received the most personal protective equipment […]


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Biden cybersecurity order tackles software risks in energy, other sectors following Colonial hack

May 13, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Experts say the software supply chain is at the heart of critical infrastructure security, and the executive order is a step forward in shoring up vulnerabilities. “You can’t protect what you can’t see. And too many organizations don’t have a […]


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Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

April 26, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers. Many voluntarily waived all deductibles, copayments and other costs for insured patients […]


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California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]


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Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

April 20, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to a new federal audit, which seeks to claw back the money. The Health and Human […]


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Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

April 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After […]