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White House cyber framework focuses on flexibility, risk for critical infrastructure providers

NIST led the year-long effort to develop the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Agencies now must review regulations to ensure alignment with the framework. DHS also launches a new voluntary program that will offer access to a variety of federal resources to help companies improve cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , NIST , DHS , Michael Daniel , White House , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure providers , Energy , Daniel Poneman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:15pm EST

What they're saying about the cybersecurity framework

Government officials, associations and companies are offering insight and comments on the recently released White House cyber framework.

Tags: White House , cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 08:51am EST

DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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IGs to propose cyber maturity model to better gauge federal cyber health

The goal is to more accurately evaluate the security of the government's computer networks and systems. These efforts could bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , Ron Ross , NIST , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:45am EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: technology , State Department , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , oversight , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy -- and economic -- solution for some agencies.

Tags: Brian McGrath , George Jakabcin , A New Era in Technology , telework , mobile , technology , cybersecurity , Virtualization , In Depth , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Census Bureau , TIGTA , cloud

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:07pm EST
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Top federal IT stories of 2013 provide few surprises

Federal News Radio surveyed more than a dozen current and former federal officials about what technology and acquisition stories stood out last year.

Tags: technology , contracting , HealthCare.gov , FITARA , Edward Snowden , Stephen Lewis , Barack Obama , shutdown , sequestration , OMB , mobility , PortfolioStat , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:59pm EST

DISA's commercial cloud strategy remains a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , DISA , Tony Montemarano , Dave Mihelcic , Martin Gross , AFCEA , acquisition , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

A new white paper from SafeGov recommended ways for agencies to move to an integrated cloud and cyber approach and away from one that is fragmented and ad hoc in many respects. Karen Evans, a co-author of the report and a former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and IT, said agencies need a clearer picture of how this integration could happen.

Tags: technology , Karen Evans , SafeGov , OMB , FedRAMP , CIO Council , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Trusted Internet Connections , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:09am EST
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What should be ahead for federal IT in 2014 after Hurricane ACA

HealthCare.gov was like other failed systems, the result of boiling a toxic stew of poorly defined requirements, the wrong contractor, insufficient oversight and unclear lines of authority.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , technology , cybersecurity , health IT , management , Affordable Care Act , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:04pm EST
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