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Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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US-CERT warns of email scams about Japan earthquake

US-CERT is warning of potential emails scams requesting donations for the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , US-CERT , Japan , earthquake , tsunami , malware , phishing , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/11/2011, 02:00pm EST

DHS looking for cyber pros from private sector

The Department of Homeland Security is offering a new program that invites top executive-level talent from the private sector to share their expertise with the Department to fill some exciting and important roles here at DHS.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Loaned Executive , exchange program

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:30am EST

GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

CIO Council to build a community for all

New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB's 25-point plan.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , Brett Bobley , Sanjay Sardar , NEH , FERC , OMB , CIO Council , IT reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 08:25pm EST
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Senator blames legislative cyber stall on White House

A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than year-long interagency review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Sheldon Whitehouse ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:30am EST

DHS requests $230 million for Einstein 3

Einstein 3 also expands information sharing by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and allows automatic US-CERT alerts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , budget , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 09:30am EST

White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tags: open government , OSFA , DoD , DoE , HHS , DoT , cloud , John Buckner

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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