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FCW : November 15, 2013
8 November 15, 2013 FCW.COM Trending of federal respondents to a recent survey are satis ed with performance on lowest price technically acceptable contracts. 79% Join the conversation FCW usesTwitter to break news, eld questions and ask our own. Learn more atTwitter.com/FCWnow. How is mgmt using #performance measurement to help improve performance & #efficiency? http://bit.ly/1g0uPiv, via @FCWnow & @KelmanSteve 9:54AM-10Oct13 Booz Allen Hamilton @BoozAllen Reply Retweet Favorite When the National Institute of Stan- dards and Technology released a new draft cybersecurity framework on Oct. 22, it eshed out some parts of the August version while leaving other questions --- most notably whether standards should be voluntary or required --- unanswered. Perhaps the most noticeable update, however, is the addition of the cybersecurity workforce as an area for improvement. Although it is not a surprise to see the workforce incorporated into a holistic approach to cybersecurity, the inclusion in the draft framework underscores the broader concerns across government and industry. It is about more than lling the seats at the network controls. The cyberse- curity workforce the framework ref- erences, shaped through input from industry and government, encompasses a deeper understanding of cybersecu- rity risks and how they affect a spe- ci c sector, organization, department or system. "The workforce was a common point as we analyzed responses" to NIST s requests for information and public workshops related to the frame- work s development, said Kevin Stine, manager of the Security Outreach and Integration Group in NIST s Computer Security Division. "It s generally known there is a shortage of cybersecurity experts, and what we observed and heard through the RFI process was that there s even more of a shortage with the understanding of critical infra- structure challenges that exist today." NIST s approach has less to do with the overall shortage of cybersecurity pros than with the very speci c require- ments in critical infrastructure and its distinct threats, technology and land- scapes --- and the evolving practices for tackling them, which the frame- work seeks to address. The workforce target ts in with broader initiatives at NIST and other agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security. "We heard from stakeholders about the need for a workforce that consid- ers cybersecurity from the business aspect, the legal aspect, the technical aspect," said Donna Dodson, NIST s deputy cybersecurity adviser. "There s still a great need there, and the federal government has started to recognize that with programs like the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Educa- tion," which NIST leads with the help of other agencies. --- Amber Corrin NIST draft cyber framework spotlights workforce woes When Presidential Innovation Fellow Vidya Spandana started at the Millenni- um Challenge Corp., she was promised four things: a small budget, a small team, a "treasure trove" of MCC data to unleash, and agencywide support. The reality was a bit different. "There was no budget," Spandana told ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference attendees in late Octo- ber. No team. "No access to trea- sure." And while she had "an incred- ibly supportive agency sponsor," what she found agencywide was essentially annoyance. "There was a lot of mistrust," Span- dana said. "They didn t really under- stand why I was there." The one colleague who consistently asked questions was the general counsel --- not exactly the attention she was seeking. Even so, progress is being made. Spandana cultivated partners inside the agency and out, and bootstrapped a system to expand MCC s data sharing. In October, a watchdog group named MCC the world s most trans- parent donor organization. Spandana s experience --- both the initial shock and subsequent adjust- ments --- is a common one in the fel- lows program. As Adam Dole, a fellow working to expand the Blue Button health records project, put it to FCW, "This is not a technology challenge. It s a culture challenge." In fact, said Lena Trudeau, head of the General Services Administration s newly formed Of ce of Strategic Inno- vation, that culture change is a core goal. Agencies, she said, must learn to "do it fast, do it inexpensively, and to do it right." --- Troy K. Schneider A 'reality check' for innovation fellows
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