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2/5/2015
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Obama Administration To Launch New White House Cyber Security Unit

'E-gov Cyber' division reflects increasing concerns over government's cyber security.

A new White House cyber security unit will solidify the Office of Management and Budget's role in federal government security policy and enforcement. The Obama administration has allocated $20 million for the new "E-gov Cyber" division, which among other things will ensure that federal agencies properly notify victims of data breaches in a timely way.

According to a report by NexGov, the move follows the new 2014 Federal Information Security Modernization Act, which calls out the OMB's role in securing federal government agency networks as well as formally deems the Department of Homeland Security responsible for the operational security of those networks.

The full article by NexGov is here, and more details are available here in President Obama's White House budget. 

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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/9/2015 | 10:17:57 AM
Ha
LOL.  They can't even empower technological oversight agencies to ensure that their other agencies get basic stuff right, like comply with IPv6 requirements no later than 6 years after the original deadline, or remembering to buy the actual computers and software when contracting with a tech company.

And after healthcare.gov, I have zero confidence in this administration to get "e-anything" right.
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RyanSepe,
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2/9/2015 | 10:09:17 AM
Expanding to Private Sector
I feel that for this to gain any type of footing, this initative needs to be expanded to the private sector. Is there currently standards set out for the private sector that uphold similar principles?
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