Federal Gov’t Lists How Trusted Internet Connections Initiative Can Augment Agency Modernization Plans

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Mark Bunn, program manager of Trusted Internet Connections at the Department of Homeland Security, has elaborated on how government organizations’ modernization plans can be augmented by the TIC mandate, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

Bunn said during a Tuesday FCW webcast that TIC 3.0 will allow federal agencies to divide the TIC architecture into multiple documents to make the technology easier to implement.

He added that the initiative will also complement the National Institute of Standards and Technologies’ cyber and risk management frameworks.

Additionally, the initiative aims to provide more flexibility to agencies by allowing new technologies like microsegmentation and software-defined networks to operate.

Bunn also noted that the TIC architecture will be run at a higher level than its current running capacity.

“One of the key things there is you’ll see patterns based on level of trust instead of connection classes. Instead of having things like interagency connections and intra-agency connections, these will be much simpler in that you’ll see connections from a high trust environment to a medium trust environment,” he added.

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