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DHS looking for cyber pros from private sector

The Department of Homeland Security is offering a new program that invites top executive-level talent from the private sector to share their expertise with the Department to fill some exciting and important roles here at DHS.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Loaned Executive , exchange program

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:30am EST

GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , Financial management , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

CIO Council to build a community for all

New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB's 25-point plan.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , Brett Bobley , Sanjay Sardar , NEH , FERC , OMB , CIO Council , IT reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 08:25pm EST
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Senator blames legislative cyber stall on White House

A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than year-long interagency review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Sheldon Whitehouse ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:30am EST

DHS requests $230 million for Einstein 3

Einstein 3 also expands information sharing by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and allows automatic US-CERT alerts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , budget , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 09:30am EST

White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tags: open government , OSFA , DoD , DoE , HHS , DoT , cloud , John Buckner

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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White House reaches out to U.S. Muslims before terror hearings

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, describes how the Obama administration is reaching out to Islamic leaders in the United States as hearings on homegrown terrorism are scheduled.

Tags: David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today , Congress , Peter King , Islam , White House , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/07/2011, 03:13pm EST
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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , VA , Interior , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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New DHS internship to mold cyber warriors

Next summer the Department of Homeland Security is launching an internship program to help recruit and train the next cybersecurity professional.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , internship , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/04/2011, 03:21pm EST
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