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Senate Intelligence Committee finalizing version of cyber sharing bill

The bill would conform, mostly, with the House's most recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Both the House and Senate bills are trying to find common areas to incentivize private sector companies to share information on any malicious code their firms encounter, both by providing them with liability protections that would shield them from lawsuits that could otherwise follow from sharing information with competitors or with the government, and by convincing them that federal agencies are capable of securely communicating threat information between the private and public sectors.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:24am EDT
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US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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Intel Community offers first glimpse of future IT tools, network

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the lead agencies under the IC IT Enterprise program launched a standard desktop, a secure community cloud and an apps store in mid-August. Al Tarasiuk, the assistant DNI and intelligence community chief information officer, said the key to this effort was having an ICwide agreed-upon security architecture and policies.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 09:00am EDT
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Dispute over report about secret NSA budget

The National Security Agency on Thursday disputed a published report that secret intelligence budget files provided by agency leaker Edward Snowden show that the surveillance agency warned in 2012 that it planned to investigate up to 4,000 cases of possible internal security breaches.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 09:38am EDT

Obama orders creation of intelligence review group

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:48am EDT

Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans' privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:41pm EDT
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House considers cuts to NSA surveillance programs

The Rules Committee voted late Monday to allow the House to begin voting on NSA amendments. The amendments cut funds for surveillance programs and impose limits on their operations.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 01:20am EDT

NSA surveillance and the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com, discusses the potential impact of the NSA security leaks.
June 21, 2013

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:53pm EDT
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Obama meets with privacy, civil liberties panel

Obama meets with privacy and civil liberties panel that oversees anti-terror programs

Friday - 06/21/2013, 08:32pm EDT

Watchdog faults background check of NSA leaker

Watchdog says contractor that performed background check of NSA leaker under investigation

Friday - 06/21/2013, 06:14pm EDT

NSA Surveillance and the Affordable Care Act

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how U.S. providers are being affected by the NSA Survelliance controversy, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
June 20, 2013

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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NSA leak case gives vendors reason to reevaluate personnel

Intelligence community contractors, similar to Booz Allen, likely are reevaluating employees who have access to classified information in order to identify any questionable personnel, according to Steve Ryan, leader of government strategies practice group at McDermott, Will and Emery law firm.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 06:45pm EDT
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Contractors with security clearances lack path to report problems

Government contractors with security clearances, such as Edward Snowden, aren't legally protected from whistleblowing even by going through the proper channels. But John Mahoney, of the law firm Tully Rinckey, said Snowden should have defaulted to the standard whistleblowing procedure used by government employees in the intelligence community, who are protected under the law.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 02:44pm EDT

Security clearance process in need of makeover, expert says

In the wake of the NSA security leak, questions are being raised about the security clearance process for which Edward Snowden was subjected. One security clearance expert tells Federal News Radio, that while the process for granting security clearances has become more efficient over the past few years, it has not become more effective.

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:28pm EDT
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NSA head says spy programs thwarted terror attacks

NSA director says surveillance programs disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 02:22pm EDT

Managing your data in the cloud

Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs.
June 11, 2013

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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Private contractors' key role at issue in NSA leak

Snowden, an employee of Booz Allen, one of 500,000 contractors with top security clearance

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Hagel: Budget forces review of outside contracts

Hagel says budget forces review of outside contractors such as NSA leaker

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 02:08pm EDT

Booz Allen fires employee involved in NSA leaks

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Tuesday it has fired Edward Snowden, the contractor employee who admitted leaking details about classified National Security Agency programs to reporters. The company said Snowden was fired June 10 because he violated company policies, including its code of ethics.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 01:17pm EDT

NSA contract worker is surveillance source

Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, revealed himself Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the revelation of the intelligence-gathering programs as reckless and said it has done "huge, grave damage."

Monday - 06/10/2013, 03:36am EDT
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