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FBI: Cyber attack against Sony would have bested most federal defenses too

Whether or not North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, its level of sophistication suggests it was sponsored by a country, not a group of hackers. And the FBI believes the same attack could just as easily have penetrated most sophisticated networks, including government ones.

Tags: FBI , Treasury , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Demarest , Brian Peretti , Phyllis Schneck , Senate Banking Committee , Bloomberg Government , oversight , information sharing , technology , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 03:50am EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

When awarding a competitively-bid contract on past performance, you better make sure you look carefully at references the bidders provide. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found this out the hard way. It lost a protest when a services contractor complained ICE didn't do its due diligence on past performance. The Government Accountability Office agreed. In this week's Legal Loop Segment, procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the lessons learned from the case.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , contracting , ICE , GSA , Legal Loop , Petrillo and Powell ,

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 12:26pm EST
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DHS S&T offers outlet to commercialize cyber research

The Science and Technology Directorate is giving more than 50 companies a chance to show off their DHS-funded cyber innovations. The cyber showcase is the first of its kinds from S&T.

Tags: technology , Doug Maughan , research and development , cybersecurity , FDA , medical devices , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:07am EST
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Online Chat: Ask the DHS Cyber R&D Expert

Dr. Doug Maughan, cybersecurity division director at the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, joins Federal News Radio at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, for a free online chat to discuss the agency's upcoming research and development showcase and S&T's focus for 2015.

Tags: Doug Maughan , Science and Technology Directorate , cybersecurity , research and development , online chat

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 11:00am EST

Doug Maughn, Science and Technology Directorate, DHS

For the first time, the Homeland Security Department is showcasing its cybersecurity research and development for a much wider audience. The Science and Technology Directorate's goal is to move these cyber projects out of the lab and into the commercial marketplace. Doug Maughan, director of the cybersecurity division within DHS' Science and Technology directorate, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller what DHS wants to accomplish with next week's cyber R&D showcase in Washington.

Tags: Doug Maughn , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:58pm EST
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Bruce Foucart, Acting Director, Intellectual Property Rights Center, ICE

The end-of-year holiday shopping season always seems to suck in a torrent of counterfeit merchandise, everything from faux Louis Vuitton baggage to fake car tires. It's also when federal agencies charged with stopping trade in counterfeits swing into high gear. A group of federal partners team up with industry and nonprofit organizations to warn consumers of holiday shopping scams. Bruce Foucart is the Acting Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Center within Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why they've stepped up their effort.

Tags: Bruce Foucart , ICE , Counterfeit products , Intellectual Property Rights Center , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:07am EST
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Key lawmakers seek pension changes

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Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 03:10am EST

Better public-private relationship key to preventing next cyber attack

The threat of a major cyberattack could expose the sensitive information of millions of Americans - whether breach happens at a retailer like Target or at a government agency like the Postal Service. Two former DHS officials offer their advice on making industry and government better prepared for the next breach.

Tags: Jory Heckman , cybersecurity , private sector , Chris Cumminskey , Janet Hale , technology

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 12:05pm EST
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What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , ICE , workforce , border patrol agents , executive order , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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