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Robert Anderson, Executive Assistant Director, FBI

Even before recent swell of cyber attacks, the FBI was looking to beef up its cyber division to help better handle such threats. The agency is in the midst of a drive to find and hire more cybersecurity experts and turn them into special agents. Applications are due Jan. 20. Robert Anderson is executive assistant director of the FBI. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the push for new cyber agents.

Tags: Robert Anderson , FBI , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:13am EST
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FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , FBI , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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In OPM cyber breach, security experts spy fundamental problem

While it's far from a full-fledged cyberattack, the "technical malfunction" that besieged an Office of Personnel Management Web portal Monday underscores a governmentwide problem that's not easy to fix, according to experts.

Tags: cybersecurity , OPM , Elijah Cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Simon Crosby , Bromium , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:20pm EST

OPM warns 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

The Office of Personnel Management is going to notify 48,439 federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed due to a compromised computer network at KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , hackers , data breach , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:10pm EST

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
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