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Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover

OMB has launched new tool to automate FISMA reporting. This data will help populate a new cybersecurity dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says. OMB also wants to collect more specific data around how much and where agencies are spending money on IT security.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , security , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , Tom Carper , OMB , State , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NIST , CIO Council , metrics , FISMA , dashboard

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:01am EDT
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Does government hiring always need to be slow and arduous?

We continue with our coverage of "Five Fallacies of Government" and the fallacy of government hiring always being slow and arduous.

Tags: 5 Fallacies of Government , Jeff Neal , federal hiring , OPM

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:05pm EDT
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Customizing the federal hiring process

Yes, government hiring is often slow and arduous. But what happens when an agency needs people with a specific skill quickly? DHS is dealing with that and they have found a solution that they hope will allow them to compete for the best and brightest of applicants.

Tags: 5 Fallacies of Government , Jeff Neal

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 06:01pm EDT
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Regs Nix New World

What would the New World look like if Christopher Columbus had been a federal worker rather than a private contractor? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things would probably be a lot quieter.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Columbus , ICE , Border Patrol , State , EPA ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny

President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration had his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. Lawmakers used the hearing as an opportunity to get answers about some lingering concerns over one of the most visible arms of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: mngt , TSA , Errol Southers , Jay Rockefeller , John Thune , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:46am EDT
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GAO weighs in on DHS's EEO progress

Tags: GAO , EEO , Yvonne Jones

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 06:05pm EDT
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CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , OMB , State , CIO Council , NIST , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT
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