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New cybersecurity team meets this week

The Office of Management and Budget has created a task force that this week will begin figuring out how agencies can share cybersecurity functions. The team of senior IT managers will look at training, incident response, disaster recovery, contingency planning and how agencies select security products. Clay Johnson III, OMB’s deputy director for management, early this month sent a letter to deputy secretaries asking them to tap senior officials who possess strong security management skills to participate in the interagency task force. The March 23 kick-off meeting will start a six-month study. By September, the group must develop a business case for IT security functions that can be provided centrally by agencies or vendors. Full Story

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