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OMB, ONCD Publish Memorandum for Fiscal Year 2024 Cybersecurity Priorities

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OMB, ONCD Publish Memorandum for Fiscal Year 2024 Cybersecurity Priorities

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the National Cyber Director have issued a memorandum that sets the Biden administration’s cybersecurity priorities for the fiscal year 2024.

According to the memo, agencies will focus on investing in zero trust implementation and IT modernization, cross-sector collaboration improvements and digital futures development. These lines of effort are supposed to protect government networks and defend critical infrastructure.

OMB and ONCD will also jointly review government agency responses to the aforementioned priorities, identify cybersecurity gaps and find solutions to discovered lapses, FedScoop reported.

Other priorities listed in the memo are reiterations of earlier cyber-related strategy documents and executive orders that the Biden administration previously issued. These include the accelerated adoption and use of secure cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity and IT workforce improvement.

The issuance of the memo comes as agencies prepare to submit budget requests to the White House in the fall. The document was signed by OMB Director Shalanda Young and National Cyber Director and 2022 Wash100 winner Chris Inglis.

In 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that required agencies and other entities to improve cybersecurity measures. Some of the lines of focus listed on the EO are removing barriers to threat information sharing, federal government cybersecurity modernization, software supply chain security enhancement, national security systems and cyber vulnerabilities and incidents detection.

Category: Cybersecurity