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DHS turns to mentors to strengthen cyber workforce

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is trying to promote cyber skills across several disciplines.

Tags: STEM , technology , cybersecurity , workforce DHS , NICE , Lauren Larson , Robin Williams

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:49am EDT
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AFCEA Answers - State of the Cyber Workforce

For over a decade, experts have been forecasting a shortage in trained cybersecurity professionals. And the demand for those experts continues, even as government and industry notes an uptick in the number and the nature of cyber threats. On this edition of "AFCEA Answers", we get a report card on efforts to educate and train the cybersecurity workforce with Dr. Ron Ross from NIST; Pat Delaney from University of Maryland University College; and Chris May from Carnegie Mellon University's CERT program.

Tags: AFCEA Answers , Max Cacas , Chris May , Pat Delaney , Ron Ross

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 10:16am EST
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DHS continuous monitoring program faces legislative, budget challenges

Suzanne Spaulding, the nominee to be the deputy undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Senate lawmakers DHS had to reduce the number of federal devices that will be covered by the CDM program because of budget shortfalls.

Tags: technology , DHS , Suzanne Spaulding , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , Einstein , continuous monitoring , FISMA , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:34pm EDT

House committee takes third whack at cyber enhancement bill

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee approved two cybersecurity bills this week. Both bills were approved by the House last term, but never came up for a vote in the Senate. That chamber is considering a comprehensive approach to cyber legislation.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Mike McCaul , Lamar Smith , Eddie Bernice Johnson , House Science Space and Technology , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 04:52pm EDT

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

Six years after the Veterans Affairs data breach, civilian agency networks and computers are more secure. Current and former federal officials and cyber experts say from secretaries on down, the threat of a cyber attack and the impact on mission is well understood.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Rising , Dan Chenok , IBM , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jeff Eisensmith , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , Paul Nicholas , Microsoft , TIC , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , FISMA , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:32am EDT
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Senators try compromise to get cyber bill passed

The revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 removes DHS from having sole oversight authority of critical infrastructure and shares the responsibility across an interagency council. The bill also would make the implementation of cyber standards by critical infrastructure operators voluntary. The legislation encourages an incentive-based program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , Critical infrastructure protection , FISMA , OPM , DHS , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/20/2012, 05:28am EDT

National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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CyberChallenge attracts next cadre of experts

A new program will target high school students in the government's search for the next generation of cyber warriors. Lawmakers hope the U.S. Cyber Challenge will help attract and train much needed experts in cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Alan Paller , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Navy , cybersecurity , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:50am EST
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Army Cyber Command must find right balance

Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army's situational awareness.

Tags: technology , management , Rhett Hernandez , Army , DoD , Cyber Command , cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 02:47pm EDT
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