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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
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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

Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a list of 36 ways to improve its information security systems. The Government Accountability Office says it's finished with 27 of them, and the agency's completing the rest. Gregory Wilshusen is director of information security issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to help the FDIC plug the rest of the gaps in its security systems.

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GAO , FDIC , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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When cyber talent isn't drawn to government, hackers run amok

In the nationwide talent grab for cybersecurity experts, new research shows federal agencies can't compete with the perks offered by top-tier companies.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Technology , Jory Heckman

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:00pm EDT

DoD's Better Buying Power 3.0 raises cyber as a core acquisition concern

The Defense Department published a 3.0 version of its Better Buying Power program Thursday, saying the overall plan represents "more continuity than change." But there have been shifts in emphasis over the initiative's five-year lifespan, including a new focus on cybersecurity.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Acquisition , Industry , Frank Kendall , Robert Work , Research and development , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:44am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department released Thursday its update to Better Buying Power. It includes marching orders to the acquisition community on how to recreate a technology gap between the United States and other countries. DoD officials worry the militaries of other nations are quickly closing that gap. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the 3.0 version of Better Buying Power includes a new emphasis on cybersecurity.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , DoD , Better Buying Power 3.0 ,

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:56pm EDT
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USPS must bargain with letter carriers over cyber breach, NLRB says

The National Labor Relations Board has accused the Postal Service of failing to communicate with its labor unions about last year's cyber attack that affected more than 800,000 current and former employees.

Tags: NLRB , USPS , NRLCA , collective bargaining , labor unions , cyber attack , Emily Kopp , National Rural Letter Carriers , Charles Posner , hackers

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 02:13pm EDT

Navy finalizing strategy to begin moving cyber into warfighter domain

The Department of Navy's Cyber Fleet Command is among the first military services to recognize the need to operationalize cyber along with traditional weapons. DISA Director Gen. Ronnie Hawkins said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) should move into a cyber range to test the security architecture against real-world attack simulations.

Tags: Navy , Technology , DoD , DISA , Kevin Cooley , Ronnie Hawkins , Kevin Nally , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Marine Corps , C4SIR & Networks , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:04am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy's cyber command has reached the grand old age of five. To celebrate, it's finalizing a new strategy. The new document outlines the concept of integrating the cyber domain into the broader warfighter domain. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on where the Navy, and the rest of DoD, is heading toward with cyber as a tool for warfighters.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Navy ,

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 09:21am EDT
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Obama aide: White House classified computer system secure following hack threat

A top aide to President Barack Obama says the White House's classified computer systems are secure while acknowledging vulnerabilities in its unclassified system.

Tags: White House , Russia , CNN , Ben Rhodes

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 08:50pm EDT
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