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Retired Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, National Commissioner, CyberPatriot

Students are gathered in Washington to show off their chops in defending virtual networks and mobile devices. They're facing off against teams of professional aggressors. Middle and high-school aged finalists make up 28 teams in the seventh CyberPatriot National Finals. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch is the Commissioner of CyberPatriot National. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the finals.

Tags: Bernie Skoch , CyberPatriot , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , mobile , cybersecurity , technology

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:06am EDT
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Vince Crisler, Partner, Fortalice Solutions

Over the past year, it seems like every bad cybersecurity scenario that could happen has happened. What might be scarier is the threat you can't see the backdoor embedded in something you buy. A router or switch, for example. Federal agencies and their contractors are under a mandate to ensure cybersecurity not only for the products they buy, but also for the chain of suppliers involved in the manufacturing of finished systems. How do you do that? Vince Crisler, a partner at Fortalice Solutions, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Vince Crisler , Fortalice Solutions , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:07am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing the bounds of cybersecurity. It's moving from the idea of defense in-depth -- or even the popular continuous monitoring -- to a concept called orchestration. Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, and Paul Nguyen, president of CGS Invotas, tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how orchestration is giving OPM a head start on protecting its networks and applications.

Tags: Jason Miller , OPM , cybersecurity , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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OPM orchestrates cyber protections through automation

Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, said by detailing specific processes, his organization can protect the network in near real-time and ensure threats or vulnerabilities do not put the entire infrastructure at a greater risk.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OPM , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:54pm EDT
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Government to drop charges in federal employee hacking case

A National Weather Service employee accused of illegally accessing a restricted federal computer database containing information about the nation's dams, stealing information and lying to federal investigators will have charges against her dismissed if a judge approves the prosecution's request.

Tags: Xiafen Chen , National Weather Service , cybersecurity , NOAA , hacking , dams

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:00pm EDT

Acting DoD CIO Halvorsen accepts permanent tech chief role

Terry Halvorsen, a former Navy CIO, assumed the role of permanent CIO on Sunday, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , CIO , DoD , cybersecurity , Cloud computing , Teri Takai , Pentagon

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:37am EDT

Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
March 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , government contracting , technology , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/09/2015, 07:53pm EDT
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Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The FAA has taken some steps to help protect its air traffic control systems from hackers and cyber criminals. But there's still work to be done. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some of the weaknesses were new, like identifying and authenticating users. Other date back years. Greg Wilshusen, the director of Information Security Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what the report found.

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , FAA , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:12am EDT
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The nature of cyber intelligence

Lance James, head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte, will discuss the evolution of the cyber intelligence field, and how that is forcing the government and private companies to change how they protect themselves from cyber attacks.
March 6, 2015

Tags: workforce , technology , cybersecurity , cyber intelligence , Lance James , Deloitte , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/06/2015, 08:28pm EST
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