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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
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- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
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- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
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The Homeland Security Department plans to send the final draft version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan to President Barack Obama this week. Some industry experts say DHS failed to incorporate much of what was discussed at 30 meetings.
TSA officer killed in LAX shooting remembered as a family man, jovial colleague
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act substitute minus accountability provisions; OFPP testing prices paid portal
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Two top senators on a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee say a delay by the acting inspector general of the Homeland Security in providing documentation is hindering the committee's investigation into allegations of nepotism and misuse of agency resources. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Financial and Contracting Oversight subcommittee, wrote to the Deputy IG Charles Edwards Wednesday pressing him to respond to their requests for information.
Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances, being paid for time not necessary for jobs
A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.
With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.
Acting Deputy Secretary Rafael Borras said the goal of the new Management Cube is to merge back-office data into one platform. Data analysts will then find trends and discover opportunities to improve mission investments. The Homeland Security Department will launch the initiative in January.
President Obama announced his intention to appoint Luke McCormack as the DHS chief information officers. McCormack spent the last 19 months as the Justice CIO.
Peggy Sherry will become the deputy commissioner for operations support at the IRS as of Nov. 4. She is the fourth executive to come to the IRS since the service's scandal broke earlier this summer.
President Barack Obama nominated Jeh Johnson to be the next secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He has no discernible experience working in the homeland security sector.
Federal employees are eligible for a free one-day training session in early November on implementing continuous monitoring. The goal is to help agencies make good use of the continuous diagnostics and monitoring contract DHS awarded in August.
A partnership between the Homeland Security Department and NASA has led to the creation of a new technology called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER).
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said the longer we wait on cybersecurity legislation, the worse it gets for cyber attacks on the U.S.
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.
Petersburg man pleads guilty to impersonating Homeland Security agent, violating release terms
The Homeland Security Department chose 15 large businesses to provide technology development, implementation and maintenance services under the EAGLE II multiple award contract.
The White House fills the second in command position while its nominee Alexander Mayorkas awaits Senate confirmation. At DHS, 10 of the top 12 leadership positions are held by acting officials.
EPA also issues guidance to agencies, and OPM updates the governmentwide shutdown guidance.
The preliminary version of the framework will be published in mid-October, followed by several months of public comment. NIST plans a final release of the voluntary framework in February.