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Cybersecurity workforce more than 'essential'

Cyber-attackers could view a shutdown as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate government systems. ISC squared's Hord Tipton joins us with analysis.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Hord Tipton , ISC Squared , furlough , shutdown , technology , pay and benefits , security , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:30am EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , defense , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

SBInet lives on in parts of DHS border protection plan

A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS's Mark Borkowski.

Tags: Federal Drive , CBP , SBINet , technology , acquisition , management , contracting , Mark Borkowski , OTIA

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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DHS cyber staff excepted in case of shutdown

DHSers who perform cybersecurity functions would not be furloughed during a government shutdown, including contractors.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , shutdown , contracting , pay and benefits

Friday - 04/08/2011, 09:30am EDT

DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , management , technology , GAO , High Risk list , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , financial management , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Analysis: DHS offers clear cyber plan

Cybersecurity is often discussed in generic terms and vague descriptions. But one industry expert is calling the Department of Homeland Security's new cyber document clear and concise.

Tags: Bob Gourley , Cybersecurity Update , technology , CTO vision , In Depth

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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Cyber threats require a more proactive stance

In a report the Department of Homeland Security outlined plans that include a three-pronged approach to cyber security: automation, interoperability, and authentication.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity ,

Monday - 04/04/2011, 09:30am EDT

Private sector loaning execs to DHS - for free

The Department of Homeland Security is inviting professionals from the private sector to work at DHS - without government pay.

Tags: Douglas Smith , management , Loaned Executive Program , employee swap , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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DHS launches 3-tier cyber strategy

The idea is based on automation, interoperability and authentication. DHS hopes this 3-tier approach could make networks more secure.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Fierce Government IT , In Depth

Monday - 03/28/2011, 07:01pm EDT
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