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Naval Academy takes trophy at CDX 2015

Midshipmen defeat service academy rivals for top cyber prize.

Tags: Navy , Navy Academy , Cyber Defense Exercise , NSA , Technology , Lauren Larson , DoD

Friday - 04/17/2015, 02:39pm EDT

Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain with what they discussed, and where things go from here.

Tags: Nate Lesser , NIST , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:13am EDT

DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: Technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , Workforce , Training , Defense , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT

DHS defends FY 2016 cyber budget before Senate subcommittee

The total request for cyber programs at DHS adds up to $1.4 billion. That's just part of the total White House budget request for cyber, which is up 11 percent for FY 2016, or $13.9 billion.

Tags: DHS , Andy Ozment , Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , Luke McCormack , Senate , Sean McCalley , budget , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:05pm EDT

Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked

Tags: FAA , GAO , Oversight

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:38pm EDT

Why can't the government dominate in cyber space?

Former DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute discusses the difficulty of establishing a strong cybersecurity program within the federal government on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Tags: DHS , Technology , Jane Holl Lute , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , Workforce , STEM , leadership

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:00am EDT

Marine Corps building its first-ever cyber doctrine

Marine Corps leaders say the forthcoming policy will emphasize commanders' responsibility to understand cyberspace, build it into their operational plans, and integrate it with existing concepts for electronic warfare.

Tags: DoD , Technology , Marine Corps , Gregory Breazile , Daniel O’Donohue , Sea, Air, Space Conference , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:59am EDT

Bipartisan cybersecurity bill expands information sharing network

The House Homeland Security Committee debated the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act in a markup session. It proposed a number of amendments that would add new roles for federal agencies and increase the federal information sharing network for cyber threats.

Tags: House , Technology , House Homeland Security Committee , Michael McCaul , Bernie Sanders , NCCIC , National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act , Sean McCalley , Information sharing

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 03:46pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Marine Corps is in the process of developing its first set of cyber doctrines. They're designed to help commanders build cyberspace operations into their battle plans, better defend their own networks and help integrate cyber with the more-mature field of electronic warfare. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Marine Corps ,

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:23am EDT

Want to grab cyber talent? Look to better pay

No legislation required: The Office of Personnel Management can create a special pay system for cybersecurity professionals right now, according to the authors of a new report on the federal cybersecurity workforce. More competitive pay could get in-demand experts to stay, they say.

Tags: Workforce , Booz Allen , Partnership for Public Service , Ron Sanders , Mallory Barg Bulman , John Yelnosky , NSA , DHS , Renee Forney , Emily Kopp , pay , hiring , attrition

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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