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OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST

A new era in DoD cyber defense begins

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches reorganization, including the new Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks. The new cyber organization will reach initial operating capability on Jan. 15, taking over 14-to-19 tasks from U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , DISA , DoD , Ronnie Hawkins , Mark Orndorff , Alfred Rivera , Robert Skinner , Dave Mihelcic , reorganization , AFCEA , Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:18am EST
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Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies

Before leaving office, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released a thorough study of the cybersecurity mission at the Homeland Security Department. Coburn says DHS is struggling to protect federal networks from intrusion. And he says its efforts at working with the private sector on cyber protection are sketchy. Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies, a former director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force during the Bush Administration and a member of the National Security Council for President Barack Obama, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with reaction and some ideas for where DHS should go next.

Tags: Melissa Hathaway , Hathaway Global Strategies , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Tom Coburn , cybersecurity , DHS , Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force , National Security Council

Monday - 01/12/2015, 10:53am EST
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Brenna Isman, National Academy of Public Administration

The 2015 budget came with more than money for federal agencies. You got some homework, too. Namely 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals important to the White House. They cover everything from cybersecurity to climate change. Brenna Isman is a project director at the National Academy of Public Administration. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some of the CAP goals agencies will be working toward over the next year or so.

Tags: Brenna Isman , NAPA , budget , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , climate change , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/12/2015, 10:59am EST
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Obama to focus on cybersecurity issues next week

Continuing the break with State of the Union tradition, President Barack Obama will spend most of the coming week previewing more of the proposals he will outline in the address, including on identity theft, electronic privacy and cybersecurity, the White House announced Saturday.

Tags: cybersecurity , State of the Union , White House , Barack Obama , Joe Biden

Monday - 01/12/2015, 03:52am EST

Jay Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Cyber attacks come in three different flavors, at least when it comes to figuring out who's behind the attack. That's according to Jay Healey -- he's director of Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the three flavors of cyber attribution.

Tags: Jay Healey , Atlantic Council , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:57pm EST
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Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Elijah Cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , industry , data breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST

Air Force evolves its cybersecurity as JIE comes into focus

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Bill Bender said the service is baking in role-based authentication capabilities as part of its move to the MilCloud. He said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) will help the Air Force move out of its AFNet architecture.

Tags: technology , Bill Bender , Air Force , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Joint Information Environment , cybersecurity , Role-based authentication , Governance , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:49am EST
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Six pressing predictions for crisis communication in 2015

Agencies should consider these six steps to help keep their employees safe and informed during emergencies, says Aviv Siegel, the CTO and co-founder of AtHoc, in a new commentary for Federal News Radio.

Tags: Aviv Siegel , AtHoc, Inc. , information sharing , workforce , technology , emergency communications , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:17am EST
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