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Privacy not taking back seat to security, cyberchief says

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt says his office will focus on privacy as much as it will focus on cybersecurity. He says the government can't have security without privacy. Experts say they are pleased with Schmidt's initial ideas, but wonder where the privacy oversight board is.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , Daniel Akaka , White House , Greg Nojeim , privacy , Privacy Act , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Friday - 01/29/2010, 06:37am EST
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CDT on cybersecurity: here's what we think

Good government group weighs in ahead of cybersecurity report release.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Leslie Harris , Greg Nojeim , White House , President Obama , Jay Rockefeller

Thursday - 04/16/2009, 07:32am EDT
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Clock running for Obama transparency watchers

A good government group grades the Obama Administration on open government.

Tags: Ari Schwartz , Leslie Harris , White House , transparency , transition , open government , Treasury Secretary Geithner , Congressional Research Service , CRS , mngt

Wednesday - 02/18/2009, 07:27am EST
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Security benefits of OPM's health data changes

The Office of Personnel Management has released updated security notices for its new Federal Employees Health Benefits program database.

Tags: Harley Geiger , OPM , health records , FEHB , In Depth , pay and benefits

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 05:08pm EDT
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Commerce recommends a new internet security plan

The Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy report charges the Commerce Department with bringing together non-critical infrastructure businesses to improve the security of their computers and systems. This is the fourth cybersecurity strategy or proposal from the administration since April. Commerce will act as a convener to help create voluntary standards.

Tags: technology , Ari Schwartz , Commerce , NIST , Software and Information Industry Association , Greg Nojeim , Mark MacCarthy , cybersecurity , NSTIC , standards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:46am EDT
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Dangle the cyber carrots to increase security

Instead of imposing additional security regulations, the U.S. government must work with the private sector to develop incentives that motivate companies to voluntarily adopt security best practices.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , ISA , Business Software Alliance , TechAmerica , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 08:30am EST

Industry urges gov incentives for cyber practices

Instead of government mandates, industry groups are calling for government incentives to spur better cybersecurity practices.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , PC World , Dorobek Insider , Chamber of Commerce , TechAmerica , Internet Security Alliance ,

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 02:42pm EST

Real cybersecurity takes teamwork

If you want effective cybersecurity, you need a policy that embraces voluntary public/private partnerships.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , ISA , Business Software Alliance , TechAmerica , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 08:30am EST

Experts: DoD should share more cyber info

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony from three cybersecurity experts Friday who said the Defense Department should share more information on cyber threats with private network operators. The hearing, which examined DoD's role in the nation's cyber defense, produced a consensus that the country needs to do more to protect itself from cyber threats, the subcommittee's chairman said.

Tags: DoD , DHS , Congress , cybersecurity , Institute for Information Infrastructure Protectio , Dartmouth College , North American Electric Reliability Corporation , Gregory Nojeim , Gerry Cauley , Shari Pfleeger , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:05am EST
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Federal health care database raises privacy concerns

The Office of Personnel Management's plan to build a data system with millions of American's health care claims is raising concerns about privacy.

Tags: OPM , OPM Berry , >Health Claims Data Warehouse , health care , FEHBP , security , technology , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:27pm EDT
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