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DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Phyllis Schneck , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: Technology , State Department , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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Agencies eager to understand benefits of cloud credential exchange

The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.

Tags: Technology , Donna Roy , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , USPS , identity management , IRS , Sharon James , AFCEA , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/15/2013, 04:01am EST

DHS, SANS Institute join forces to give agencies cyber primer

Federal employees are eligible for a free one-day training session in early November on implementing continuous monitoring. The goal is to help agencies make good use of the continuous diagnostics and monitoring contract DHS awarded in August.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , SANS Institute , John Pescatore , continuous monitoring , training , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/18/2013, 03:40am EDT
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DHS faces challenges in coordinating cyber efforts across government

The Homeland Security Department has received a mixed report from the inspector general on coordinating cyber operations across government, along with seven recommendations for improvement.

Tags: cybersecurity , Technology , information sharing , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 04:24am EST

Lawmakers raise cybersecurity concerns about HealthCare.gov

The troubled HealthCare.gov website has been the subject of at least one attempted but unsuccessful cyber attack, according to one of the of the Homeland Security Department's top cyber officials. Lawmakers at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing said the consolidation of personal information and the glitch-prone website are cause for concern.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , cybersecurity , CMS , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike McCaul , House , Congress , House Homeland Security Committee , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:11pm EST

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
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