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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

NSA whistleblowers say agency casts wide net

NSA whistleblowers say agency casts wide net, Verizon order is part of 'routine'

Sunday - 06/09/2013, 11:38am EDT

Obama: Gov't records sweep not targeting Americans

Obama: Gov't not spying on Americans, surveillance programs needed to track terror threats

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 04:18am EDT

Fannie and Freddie, March Madness lobbying, & BRAC

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss Fannie and Freddie underwriting practices, how much colleges and universities spend on lobbying, and how BRAC is changing the area around Fort Meade.
March 28, 2013

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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Carnegie Mellon, NSA seek high school hackers

Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government's top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 09:45am EDT

Wizards snap Knicks' five-game winning streak

Wall's 21, Ariza's 20 help Wizards snap Knicks' 5-game winning streak, 106-96

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 11:18pm EST

On cyber defense, U.S. ‘stuck at the starting line'

NSA, DHS taking steps to improve information sharing by creating a set of standardized technical specifications that let machines detect cyber threats and communicate them to one another in real-time. Whole of government approach is starting to take shape when it comes to cybersecurity.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:25am EST
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Napolitano wants NSA-like hiring authority for DHS cyber workforce

Senate version of the cyber legislation includes a provision to let the Homeland Security Department take specific steps to be more competitive in hiring cyber workers. Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS is in the midst of hiring hundreds, but could use many more.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 08:52pm EDT
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Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

The White House issued a seven-page executive order Saturday directing U.S. spy agencies to share intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the military was prepared to retaliate if the U.S. is attacked by cyberweapons.

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 03:37am EDT

Intelligence community cloud coming online in early 2013

Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise will reach initial operating capability next March on the way to full implementation in 2018. The NGA and DIA are building a common desktop for all of the intelligence community agencies.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Influence of federal cyber workforce roadmap growing

Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Cyber Command boss wants better integration of network warriors

Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:49am EDT
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