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Schmidt leaving government in a much different cyber place

In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt said a majority of the senior leaders in government understand the importance of securing agency, contractor and critical infrastructure systems. He said among his office's biggest accomplishments is moving the day-to-day cyber authority of federal civilian networks to DHS. Michael Daniel will replace Schmidt, whose last day is in early June.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , people , White House , Michael Daniel , cybersecurity , CyberStat , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:28am EDT
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Agencies met 77 percent of cyber requirements in 2011

In a new report to Congress, the administration said continuous monitoring is taking hold, but HSPD-12 still is floundering. OMB also reported agencies spent $13.3 billion on cybersecurity last year and that government employees make up 60 percent of the cyber workforce.

Tags: technology , OMB , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections , HSPD-12 , identity management , FISMA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Agencies struggle with continuous monitoring mandate

RedSeal Networks interviewed more than 200 federal managers and found agencies are unsure how to define continuous monitoring. OMB is requiring departments to have continuous monitoring in place by Sept. 30. The survey found many agencies are trying to figure out the best way to implement these capabilities.

Tags: technology , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , RedSeal Networks , Mike Lloyd , John Casciano , continuous monitoring , FISMA , Jason Miller , GrayStar Associates

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:09am 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 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , VA , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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EXCLUSIVE: OMB uses budget to set cyber deadlines

Federal News Radio has obtained exclusive details on the IT budget guidance OMB sent to agencies for the fiscal 2012 budget request. The administration is asking agencies to begin using monitoring their networks continuously by the end of next year. OMB also sets deadlines for cyberscope, IPv6 and funding of e-government projects.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT budget , e-government , cloud computing , cybersecurity , IPv6 , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:09am EST
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CyberScope: the tool no one uses?

OMB created CyberScope to streamline the reporting process, enhance analysis, and importantly, reduce the $2.3 billion Feds spend annually on compliance. So why is no one using it? We ask McAfee's Ed White.

Tags: Federal Drive , McAfee , OMB , MeriTalk , Ed White , technology , management , transparency , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:41am EDT
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FISMA's facelift focuses on four areas, for now

DHS is leading the effort to rework cybersecurity metrics around patch, configuration, vulnerability and inventory management. Justice plans to host an industry day in June to tell vendors how cyberscope works. NIST will issue new cyber publications and GSA plans on new RFP for situational awareness and incident response tools.

Tags: technology , Matt Coose , Marianne Swanson , DHS , Justice , GSA , NIST , OMB , cybersecurity , FISMA , SmartBUY , situational awareness and incident response tools , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:43pm EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , VA , NASA , Justice , DHS , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring ,

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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