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Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT

DHS cyber staff excepted in case of shutdown

DHSers who perform cybersecurity functions would not be furloughed during a government shutdown, including contractors.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , shutdown , contracting , pay and benefits

Friday - 04/08/2011, 09:30am EDT

DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , management , technology , GAO , High Risk List , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , financial management , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT

Analysis: DHS offers clear cyber plan

Cybersecurity is often discussed in generic terms and vague descriptions. But one industry expert is calling the Department of Homeland Security's new cyber document clear and concise.

Tags: Bob Gourley , Cybersecurity Update , technology , CTO vision , In Depth

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Cyber threats require a more proactive stance

In a report the Department of Homeland Security outlined plans that include a three-pronged approach to cyber security: automation, interoperability, and authentication.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity ,

Monday - 04/04/2011, 09:30am EDT

Private sector loaning execs to DHS - for free

The Department of Homeland Security is inviting professionals from the private sector to work at DHS - without government pay.

Tags: Douglas Smith , management , Loaned Executive Program , employee swap , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:13pm EDT

DHS launches 3-tier cyber strategy

The idea is based on automation, interoperability and authentication. DHS hopes this 3-tier approach could make networks more secure.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Fierce Government IT , In Depth

Monday - 03/28/2011, 07:01pm EDT

How to protect your agency from cyber attacks

The Department of Homeland Security says cyber attacks against the federal government jumped by 40 percent last year.

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GAO , cybersecurity , technology , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 03/25/2011, 05:09pm EDT

DHS lays out cyber plan

A new white paper from the Homeland Security Department calls for networks where computers and devices work together in near-real time in its own defense.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Information Week , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/25/2011, 03:38pm EDT

DHS seeks students for cyber internship

The Department of Homeland Security is on the hunt for cybersecurity summer interns.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Gov Info Security , internship , education , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/25/2011, 03:12pm EDT
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