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Camilo Sandoval fills Federal CISO role

The Trump administration has a new Federal CISO. Camilo Sandoval, who was rumored to be slated for the top federal cybersecurity role since September, took over in October, according to sources close to the position. Sandoval has been a rising star in the Trump administration since starting as the head of data operations for the president’s 2016 campaign, and since then, has become a controversial figure in the federal government. More on Sandoval.

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Navy emphasizes integration in long-term telework solution

As the Navy looks to build out an enduring telework environment, it's focused on increasing security and providing more integrated capabilities across platforms. Andrew Tash, chief architect at the Department of the Navy, explained that the service is particularly interested in the ability to sync up more features, including a link between email and calendars. The focus on enterprise integration comes as the Navy was able to use more funding to modernize its telework and other enterprise systems during the pandemic. Jackson Barnett has the story.

Skinner confirmed as new DISA head

The nominee to be the next director of the Defense Information Systems Agency has gotten the approval of the Senate. Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner has been confirmed to take over the dual-hatted role as DISA director and commander of the Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN), eventually replacing Vice Adm. Nancy Norton in those roles. Jackson has this too.

Automating data governance

Industry executives hope the 2021 Action Plan for the Federal Data Strategy will require agencies to use technology that automates data governance. “With the exponential growth of data collection and creation — and this with increasingly complex data in structured and unstructured formats — this data chaos becomes literally untenable to govern at the enterprise level,” one executive said during a Data Coalition forum on the upcoming action plan Monday. Dave Nyczepir takes you inside.


The critical role of CUI in federal supply chain security

Federal IT supply chains increasingly depend on contractors to store, transmit and process sensitive information. In cybersecurity you can't protect what you can't detect, or understand, says Jim Richberg, CISO of Fortinet Federal. So if you don't genuinely understand the sensitivity the government ascribes to a given piece or category of information, it's really hard to know how to treat it. Richberg discusses the importance of CUI in CMMC compliance. Read more from Richberg.

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