Posts By Francesca El-Attrash

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Achieving Successful Outcomes with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent Research Brief, “Where Government & the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Meet.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works to promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness by advancing science, standards and related technology through research and development in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of… Read more »

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FCC Modernizes IT Enterprise

IT Modernization looks different for every government agency. Each modernization project must align to the agency’s unique needs and goals. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s modernization program centered around a seven track strategy to improve the agency’s IT infrastructure while promoting the cultural change needed for success.

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Maintaining Secure Critical Infrastructure

Threats to critical infrastructure come in every shape and size. Physical threats from malicious actors and environmental instability are always concerns, while threats in cyberspace are mounting every day. Add onto those risks the fact that government funds are diminishing while critical assets are aging, and the challenge of maintaining security can seem overwhelming.

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Maintaining Resilient State & Local Assets in Utah

DHS provides a wealth of resources and guidance to regional and local jurisdictions, to help them protect and maintain critical infrastructure. However, Kathy McMullin, Planner with the Utah State Division of Emergency Management, described the necessary role that state government can play in providing more localized support.