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Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

Four new pieces of cybersecurity legislation give federal IT leaders some new tools to deal with network and information security. But that law may be responding to threats -- or problems -- that are being overcome by events. Responding to the security and privacy challenges of the Internet of Things may require a new level of thinking and legislation. Dave McClure is chief strategist of the Veris Group, and former Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015 and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he says the coming year will be the breakout for the Internet of Things.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2015 , cybersecurity , Internet of Things , technology

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:26pm EST

Dave Wennergren, Senior Vice President for Technology, PSC

As Congress comes back next week, the Defense Department expects to make a huge push to end sequestration -- or at least blunt its effects. Part of the case the Pentagon will make is that its "cost culture" strategy is making a difference in how it's spending the money it does have. Dave Wennergren is Senior Vice President for Technology at the Professional Services Council, and former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Defense Department. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He said that cost culture will spread from the Pentagon to all across government.

Tags: Dave Wennergren , PSC , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth , Clinger-Cohen Act , Congress , Top 3 for 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:18pm EST

Jane Holl Lute, President, Council on Cybersecurity

A data breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs is the latest in the long line of cyber events in the Federal government. Jane Holl Lute is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Cybersecurity, and former Deputy Secretary of the Homeland Security Department. In her Top 3 for 2015, she writes low cost, basic cybersecurity prevents 80 percent to 90 percent of all known attacks. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained whether or not she's confident that equation will stay the same this year since incentives for the bad guys will continue to grow.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Janet Holl Lute , Council on Cybersecurity , cybersecurity , technology , United Nations , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:28pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

CyberCompEx. It sounds like a new medicine. Actually it's a social network site just for cybersecurity people in and out of government. The Homeland Security Department's Research and Development Division recently announced CyberCompEx. Developed in conjunction with Monster Government Solutions, CyberCompEx will serve as a portal for students, professionals, employers and others interested in the cybersecurity. Karen Evans is the National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge and one of the architects of the site. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new site.

Tags: technology , social media , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , cybersecurity

Monday - 01/05/2015, 11:05am EST
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Hackers may have postal employees' medical records

That September cyber breach affected more current and former Postal employees than the 800,000 first reported.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe , cybersecurity , hackers , National Association of Letter Carriers , NLRB , Emily Kopp

Monday - 01/05/2015, 10:59am EST

Agencies improve, but still fall short of cybersecurity CAP goals

Although most agencies are making progress in securing their information and protecting themselves from cyber threats, they're still falling short of the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals set by the Obama administration.

Tags: Performance.gov , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , technology , Cross Agency Goals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 03:12pm EST

Chris Smith, AT&T Government Solutions

A flurry of cybersecurity bills passed through Congress after six years of no legal progress at all on the cyber front. Individually, none of the five cyber bills stand out above the rest. That's according to Chris Smith, vice president of for technology at AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's the passage of all five at once that's significant.

Tags: Chris Smith , AT&T , technology , cybersecurity , Congress , In Depth

Monday - 12/29/2014, 05:04pm EST
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For feds, secure information sharing puzzle slowly coming together

Information Sharing Environment is helping to shape the policy and technology pieces to help implement the two-year-old White House's strategy on information sharing and safeguarding. The back-end attribute exchange is an expanding component to solve this challenge.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , cybersecurity , back-end exchange , GSA , exclusive , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/26/2014, 07:46am EST
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DoJ's new cybersecurity office to aid in worldwide investigations

The Justice Department is taking its cyber crime-fighting efforts to a new level with the addition of a new cybersecurity unit. The unit will be operating under DoJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section, and will serve to offer legal advice for cyber crime investigations worldwide.

Tags: cybersecurity , Justice Department , Sony Pictures , cyber crime , Ginger Whitaker

Monday - 12/29/2014, 04:31am EST
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Contractor security flaw puts data of 7,000 veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department says veterans using a specific contractor for home telehealth services found a vulnerability that potentially could've exposed personal information of veterans. VA said the vulnerability has been closed and it has offered those affected credit monitoring services.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , industry , Veterans Affairs , Health IT , data breach , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:18pm EST
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