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US: Cyber attacks on utilities, industries rise

U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said.

Tags: James Lewis , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Stuxnet , Greg Schaffer , Idaho National Laboratory

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 10:39pm EDT

GAO: E-Verify better, but...

The system used to check the legality of new employees has the potential to wrongly flag 180,000 people a year as ineligible to work in America, according to the GAO.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , E-verify , DHS , Richard Stana

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 10:41am EST

Cyberskills exchange program remains fuzzy

The Obama administration's proposed cybersecurity policy suggests an exchange program of sorts with the private sector.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Jim Lewis , technology , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 08:30am EDT

Analysis: White House plan moves cyber forward

CSIS's Jim Lewis likes the administration's cybersecurity policy.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Jim Lewis , technology

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:08am EDT

Study cites gains in DoD contract competition

Researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies find trends toward more competition in Defense Department contracting between 1999 and 2010. The Washington think tank also found DoD also had increased the use of fixed price contracting.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , contracting , industry , contracting competition , David Berteau , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:27am EDT

Who's who on the new national security team

President Barack Obama says the changes to his national security team are meant for guidance "through the difficult days ahead." CSIS's Anthony Cordesman takes a look at the new team and what they face.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , DoD , CIA , Anthony Cordesman ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 09:40am EDT

U.S. as a cyberthreat drops to number three

China has bumped the United States as the most feared nation in cyberspace.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , McAfee ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 08:30am EDT

Fusion Centers facing growing pains

One DHS official said efforts to encourage collaboration between federal and local law enforcement agencies are off to a good start. But he said the full potential of fusion centers isn't being realized yet.

Tags: defense , homeland security , fusion centers , management , technology , FBI , DHS , Bart Johnson , Matthew Drake , Kerry Sleeper , Elaine Cummings , PM-ISE , information sharing , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:44am EST
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