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Market Implications of the New U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Executive Order

Published: 31 May 2017

ID: G00326779

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann


A newly signed cybersecurity executive order adds another important piece to U.S. federal IT modernization puzzle. To accelerate market (re)positioning, technology strategic planners must prepare for the new immediate cybersecurity mandates, and pending modernization and reorganization efforts.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Responsibilities will shift, as agency heads take ownership of cybersecurity, and the executive branch elevates risk management to a federal enterprisewide approach
  • Shared IT services will be pushed as a matter of policy, and federal IT modernization will be prioritized based on cybersecurity risks
  • Federal interests are reaffirmed in the resilience of national critical infrastructure, the global nature of the digital world and the cyberworkforce gaps, but the initial focus will be on assessments and reports as opposed to specific actions.

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