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Napolitano: cybersecurity a shared responsibility

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says securing cyberspace is beyond the ability of any one agency, or the entire government to handle.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 09:30am EDT

Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , NIST , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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DHS to assess cyber skills of state, local governments

The Homeland Security Department plans to conduct a cyber network assessment survey for all levels of government.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 03:20pm EDT

New terror alert system starts April 26

DHS will launch a new two-tiered approach April 26 to alert the public if there is a real or imminent threat.

Tags: management , Janet Napolitano , terror alert system , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:34pm EDT

Slow cyber progress puts critical infrastructure at risk

Even in a year in which the Stuxnet attack targeted critical infrastructure systems and attacks on grid operators rose dramatically, operators of critical infrastructure around the world took few steps to increase their cyber defenses, a new report found.

Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure , Stuxnet , McAfee , Center for Strategic and International Studies , White House , FERC , Michael Peters , Stewart Baker , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:30am EDT
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Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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CBP stopping bugs at the border

Moths, snails, longhorn beetles, leafhoppers, miner flies and mites have been stopped at the border - before they could do damage. We get details from the CBP's Linda Cullen.

Tags: Federal Drive , CBP , USDA , Linda Cullen

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:31am EDT
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NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Gene Sperling , Jane Holl Lute , White House , NIST , identity management , PKI , cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT
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DHS, military face cyber expert shortage

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security set out to hire 1,000 cyber experts and could only bring in roughly 300.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , cyber experts , hiring , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:43pm EDT

White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities

Federal News Radio viewed a copy of the proposal that would codify DHS's role in overseeing civilian agency networks. The draft legislation would expand DHS's authorities to those that are similar to what DoD already has around cyber. It also would include new roles around acquisition, personnel and FISMA implementation.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , DoD , White House , cybersecurity , FISMA , direct hirer authority , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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