The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now the lead agency for governmentwide cybersecurity acquisitions, programs and standards, Nextgov reports. Under the new shared services policy put forth by the White House, DHS will have the authority to regulate cybersecurity matters across agencies. DHS had prior cybersecurity oversight responsibilities but encountered communication breakdown with other agencies. “I think what happened was there’s a translation issue but there was also a technical prowess issue,” said Tarrazzia Martin, senior adviser for enterprise technology planning and change management at the Housing and Urban Development Department. “Many of the DHS technical experts … were at a different level of understanding and technical prowess than many of the civilian agencies were used to.”
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