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OMB turns up heat on agencies to implement smart ID cards for computer access

The OMB E-Gov Cyber unit will prioritize those agencies that have struggled to implement two-factor authentication for CyberStat reviews. Only 41 percent of federal civilian agencies are using HSPD-12 cards to log on to networks and computers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , FISMA report , Congress , HSPD-12 , Trusted Internet Connections

Monday - 03/02/2015, 02:42pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration handed out the first of seven awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS will implement tools and services to improve its cybersecurity under the CDM program. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Jason Miller writes about this award and the next ones on tap. He joined producer Shefali Kapadia on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the DHS awards and other happenings in the federal IT community.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Shefali Kapadia , Inside the Reporters Notebook , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:00pm EST
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DHS, GSA kick off CDM task order 2 with $29M deal

Knowledge Consulting Group will implement tools and services from three vendors on the Homeland Security Department's network.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , GSA , Knowledge Consulting Group Inc. , McAfee , Splunk , ForeScout , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , bid protest , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:16am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest hurdles to widespread use of cloud computing across the government. But a new type of data encryption may be the answer to those who still question if their data will be safe in the cloud. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on what some federal chief information officers see as the key to security in the cloud.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , cloud computing , In Depth

Friday - 02/27/2015, 09:48am EST
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Increased federal cloud usage hinges on up-and-coming data encryption technology

Joe Paiva, the CIO at the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department, said using a cloud encryption gateway helps protect data from the insider threat. Other agencies, such as ATF, focus on personnel security clearances to ensure their information is protected.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Joe Paiva , International Trade Administration , Rick Holgate , Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Bureau , Dawn Leaf , Labor , Microsoft Federal Executive Forum , Data encryption , Security clearances

Friday - 02/27/2015, 03:41am EST

Administration's cyber sharing proposal a 'policy puzzle,' not a panacea

DHS officials tell Congress that while liability protections are key to encouraging companies to share cyber threat data with federal agencies, the department must also work to earn their trust. It must also work through a "policy puzzle" regarding roles and responsibilities surrounding information sharing.

Tags: White House , Congress , cybersecurity , DHS , NCCIC , NPPD , Suzanne Spaulding , Phyllis Schneck , Curtis Clawson , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:22am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

In its latest legislative proposal on cybersecurity, the White House argues for liability protections for companies who agree to share cyber threat information with the government and with each other. But the Department of Homeland Security admits that solving those legal questions won't mean companies will automatically open their doors to the data the government wants. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DHS , cybersecurity , In Depth , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 05:29pm EST
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Lt. Col. Scott Nelson, Cyber P3 program manager, U.S. Army Reserve

Cyber challenges are more prevalent than ever. That's driving the need for more people with the professional skills necessary to prevent and mitigate attacks. To that end, the Army Reserve has launched a new partnership to build its network of cyber warriors. The program is designed to train soldiers in cyber warfare for both the Reserve and private sector employers. Lt. Col. Scott Nelson is the Army Reserve's Cyber P3 Program Manager. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how it all works.

Tags: Scott Nelson , Army Reserve , DoD , Army , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:13am EST
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VA seeks budget help to beat back backlog of disability claims appeals

The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting $20 million in fiscal 2016 to move its appeals processes from a mix of paper and electronic processes to only electronic. The additional funding is part of VA's $4.13 billion IT request to Congress.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , Steph Warren , budget , Health IT , Disability backlog , Appeals backlog , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 03:58am EST

DHS: New cyber threat center is not strictly about cyber

The forthcoming Cyber Threat Intelligence Center would not only serve as a centralized hub for cyber intelligence, but also would fuse cyber information with other intelligence sources and serve as a central point for declassifying secret data about cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , Suzanne Spaulding , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , National Counterterrorism Center , Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations , New America Foundation , information sharing , technology , industry , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:20am EST
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