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OMB sets 2017 as deadline to move to dynamic cybersecurity

The Office of Management and Budget released a new memo Tuesday detailing the steps and deadlines agencies must meet to implement information-system continuous monitoring. The mandate comes on the heels of the General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department releasing the first task order for continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) tools and sensors, of which Federal News Radio has exclusive details.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Continuous monitoring , GSA , NIST , contracting , Robert Lentz , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:30pm EST

Collaboration key to DHS cyber efforts

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to many of the Homeland Security Department's cybersecurity efforts. Doug Maughan, director of DHS' Cybersecurity Division in the department's Science and Technology Directorate, discussed the department's cyber partnerships as part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

Tags: cybersecurity , Dough Maughan , In Depth , Francis Rose , A New Era in Technology , technology , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:14am EST
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Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tags: Tom Coburn , OIG , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell , oversight

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

OMB revising data breach reporting requirements

The Government Accountability Office in a recent report found the requirement for agencies to report data breaches to the Homeland Security Department within one hour of discovering the incident is of little value.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , data breach , OMB , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 11:06am EST

DHS awards $60 million in cyber awards

GSA made the first set of awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) contract.

Tags: GSA , Technica Corp. , Knowledge Consulting Group Inc. , HP Enterprise , Northrop Grumman , industry , technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:44pm EST

E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tags: Congress , OMB , E-Government Fund , GSA , Federal Citizen Services Fund , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , Transportation , USDA , cybersecurity , technology , A-76 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Phyllis Schneck , NIST , executive order , cyber framework , Einstein 3 , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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DHS satisfied with privacy safeguards in new data sharing programs

Early pilots in DHS information sharing project appears to show that bureau-level IT systems built decades ago can share information with one another, and also protect against data privacy problems.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee , Rebecca Richards , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/03/2014, 04:02am EST
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DHS prevails in the first of many EAGLE II protests

The Government Accountability Office Monday denied the protest of ICF International, saying DHS' "evaluation was reasonable and in accord with the terms of the solicitation."

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GAO , ICF , Eagle II , IT services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:34am EST
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