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DHS says cyber initiatives healthy and growing

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in DHS, said the CDM, Einstein and Enhance Cybersecurity Services programs are on the upswing in terms of impact and number of users. Ozment said there are no delays with CDM, and the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention software covers 25 percent of all federal employees.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Einstein program , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program , information sharing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The Homeland Security Department has new orders from the Office of Management and Budget to scan certain agency networks. That's on top of a set of cyber initiatives DHS is working on, which is already pretty long. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how DHS will accomplish all of these cyber goals to make federal networks safer.

Tags: Andy Ozment , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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DoD, DHS push 'fly before you buy' approach to acquisition

The Defense and Homeland Security departments both say they are putting their programs on a path that will insist that technologies are rigorously tested before they commit to expensive acquisition strategies.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , technology , Test and evaluation , David Brown , Stephen Hutchison , Frank Kendall , International Test and Evaluation Association , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:19am EDT

Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security & Justice Issues Director, GAO

The drone fleet at Customs and Border Protection isn't big, but the law states that very strict oversight from the Homeland Security Department and CBP is important. Rebecca Gambler is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Congress mandated a look at CBP's drone program.

Tags: In Depth , Congress , drones , CBP , Rebecca Gambler , GAO

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Heartbleed , OMB , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , FISMA , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

DHS' Ozment seeks the best metrics for new cyber scorecard

The goal of the scorecard or dashboard would be to give government leaders a better sense of just how secure agency networks are from hackers. As the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins, DHS is doing much less education about why securing computers and networks is important.

Tags: exclusive , Jason Miller , technology , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , information sharing , scorecard , Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:40am EDT
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Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, and it's much different than the previous 10. The main reason is because agencies have finally moved beyond the need to understand why cybersecurity is important. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why needing cybersecurity isn't a foreign concept to most within government anymore.

Tags: Andy Ozment , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:55pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Two construction companies will share a $4.5 billion contract to build the next phase of Homeland Security Department headquarters. But the debate about the future of DHS continues, with some people believing Congress should break it up again. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the agency should live on because the good news from the agency outweighs the bad.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , In Depth

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson named a former Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division as the interim acting director.

Tags: Secret Service , Julia Pierson , people , Jeh Johnson , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:35pm EDT
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