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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , VA , NASA , Justice , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Justice moves closer to secure sharing

Department to lead the roll out of a federated identity management system for all law enforcement agencies. Justice ran a pilot and now plans on expanding the system nationwide by the end of 2010. The goal is to use technology that already exists and focus on standards and policies.

Tags: technology , Jeremy Warren , Justice , DoJ , Criminal Justice Information Services , AFCEA , identity management , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:14am EDT
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Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence

The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.

Tags: management , CBP , Alan Bersin , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Janet Napolitano , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Innovation takes flight on TSA blog

There's a blog, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration, to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. Kristin Lee, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, explains.

Tags: technology , innovation , blog , social media , TSA , Kristin Lee

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Open government used for Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Academy of Public Administration teamed up to create the document; NAPA has released a report about how they did.

Tags: management , technology , open government , NAPA , Lena Trudeau , Open Government Initiative , Quadriennial Homeland Security Review

Monday - 04/19/2010, 03:44pm EDT
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Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Tags: newsstand , technology , social collaboration , social networking , GSA , Dave McClure , CDC , Janice Nall , USDA , Amanda Eamich , QHSR , Elizabeth Olmo , AFFIRM , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT
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DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander tells lawmakers that the organization "will not militarize cyberspace." He also details how the Cyber Command will help DHS protect .gov and .com networks. Senate Armed Services Members say Alexander is well-qualified to lead the command.

Tags: cybersecurity , security , technology , management , Keith Alexander , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Howard Schmidt , DoD , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DISA , cyber war

Friday - 04/16/2010, 07:02am EDT
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Rep. Thompson: Federal Protective Service must do better

GAO officials told a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that FPS has repeatedly failed to manage its contract workforce and should consider other approaches to protecting federal buildings. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Bennie Thompson , building security , FPS , GAO , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 11:10am EDT
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New safety standards for federal facilities released

The Department of Homeland Security has been working for some time to bring together a set of security standards for all types of federal facilities.

Tags: management , homeland security , national security , Federal building security , Sue Armstrong

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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