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DHS plans to get off high-risk list

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller discusses the Homeland Security Department's plan to get off the government's high-risk list.

Tags: High-Risk List , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:01pm EDT
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Collaboration is the real test for Cyber Storm III

A U.S.-led, global exercise in cybersecurity preparedness and response is expected to wrap up in the next 24 hours. The scenario is helping seven agencies, 11 states, 12 nations and 60 private sector companies prepare for major cyber attack.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , Cyber Storm III , Phil Reitinger , Brett Lambo , NCCIC , Max Cacas

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:28am EDT
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Richard A. Spires discusses the development, implementation, and maintenance of DHS IT department's architecture

October 4th and October 6th

Mr. Spires is responsible for the department's $6.4 billion investment in Information Technology (IT).

Tags: technology , Business of Government Hour , Richard A. Spires ,

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 02:11pm EDT
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Cyber Storm III uses Internet to attack itself

DHS kicked off a global exercise to test the capabilities of the government, other nations and the private sector, in dealing with a possible attack on computer networks. The week-long test asks participants to deal with a scenario where the attack takes down the Web.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cyber Storm III , Brett Lambo , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 07:00am EDT
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Lawmakers ask White House to stop DHS financial system

House Democrats went over the heads of Homeland Security Department officials and appealed to the White House to cancel a $1 billion financial management project, NextGov reports.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Must Reads , contracting , financial systems , Nextgov

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Federal experts on the trail of the Stuxnet virus

DHS's Sean McGurk and other cybersecurity experts are trying to protect agency networks against one of the most dangerous viruses ever developed. Stuxnet exploits a vulnerability in Siemens industrial equipment control software and hardware and may be the product of a nation bent on sabotage.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , National Cybersecurity and Communications Integrat , NCCIC , Sean McGurk , Stuxnet , malware , Microsoft , Symantec , Ralph Lagner , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/27/2010, 07:12am EDT
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White House reviewing possible changes to cyber laws

Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

Tags: Keith Alexander , Howard Schmidt , technology , management , cybersecurity , White House , FBI , DoD , National Cyber Incident Response Plan , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 09/24/2010, 05:00pm EDT

White House may unite agencies' efforts in cybersecurity

Who exactly is in charge of protecting the internet from a cyber attack? That's the question the White House and Congress are wrestling with.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider , DoD , Command Center , Washington Post , technology

Friday - 09/24/2010, 03:47pm EDT

Cyber Storm tests readiness for national attack

Cyber Storm 3 will be unleashed next week on dozens of businesses and government agencies in several countries. The idea is to find out how well these organizations can withstand a national cyber incident.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cyber Storm , cybersecurity , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:00pm EDT

Labor-management forums in need of some clarity

Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Jeff Neal , OPM , VA , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Bill Dougan , NFFE , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat , labor-mangement forums , B-1 pilots , telework , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:49am EDT
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