DHS, GAO: Federal networks are safer today but long way left to go

Federal Times: The federal government has made “significant progress” in its efforts to shore up cybersecurity at civilian agencies after suffering numerous high-profile breaches in recent years, but there’s still room to do more, Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra told the House Homeland Security Committee on March 28.

Manfra reported on progress across broad initiatives, including improving agency cybersecurity, establishing a common baseline of protection and codifying roles and responsibilities to effectively manage cybersecurity risks and incidents.

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