[ISN] White House Debuts Dot-Gov Cyber Enforcement Squad

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/white-house-debuts-dot-gov-cyber-enforcement-squad/104313/ By Aliya Sternstein Nextgov.com February 2, 2015 The Obama administration will spend about $20 million on a new White House cyber unit to oversee dot-gov network security, including, for the first time, making sure agencies notify victims of breaches according to a specific timetable. The “E-gov Cyber” division, housed within the Office of Management and Budget, is aimed at making clear OMB’s role in governmentwide cybersecurity: policymaking and enforcement. The newly enacted 2014 Federal Information Security Modernization Act formally tasks the Department of Homeland Security with operational aspects of guarding the dot-gov network, and cements OMB’s strategic role. For 2014 and 2015, Congress “provided OMB resources for improving cybersecurity oversight analytics,” Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser told Nextgov on Monday, referring to the $20 million funding allocation. Obama’s 2016 budget proposal requests $35 million for that account. In partnership with the National Security Council, DHS and the Commerce Department, E-gov Cyber will “conduct data-driven, risk-based oversight of agency governmentwide security programs,” Schlosser said during an interview. […]




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