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Rules keep hackers from helping government

Lots of computer smarties could help the federal government with its cyber security problem. But arcane rules prevent them from doing so.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 09:30am EST

Kundra pushes employee-owned mobile devices for work

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said he wants to move toward giving feds a subsidy - of say, $2,000 - to purchase their own devices to work on.

Tags: AFCEA , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , CIO , VA , technology , mobile devices , BlackBerry , iPad , iPhone , Tom Temin , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 03:28pm EST
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DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , technology , biometrics , U.S. Visit , Secure Communities Program , CBP , TSA , FBI , Next, LLC , AFCEA , Stephanie Rowe , Bob Mocny , Thomas Killion , Dan Roberts , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , industry , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , VA , education , OMB , cyberstats , collaboration , agile development , IT budget , program oversight , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , VA , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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Fusion Centers facing growing pains

One DHS official said efforts to encourage collaboration between federal and local law enforcement agencies are off to a good start. But he said the full potential of fusion centers isn't being realized yet.

Tags: defense , homeland security , fusion centers , management , technology , FBI , Bart Johnson , Matthew Drake , Kerry Sleeper , Elaine Cummings , PM-ISE , CSIS , information sharing , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:44am EST
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USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , High Risk list , AGA , Jeanette Franzel , USPS , DoD , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , NTEU , Federal Times , Colleen Kelley , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , FY 2011 budget , FY 2010 budget , continuing resolution , IRS , SBA , SEC , Customs and Border Protection , HHS , USPS , CBP ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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DHS asks for comment on CyberFETCH

DHS is seeking public comment on the data collection forms that will be used for the CyberForensics Electronic Technology Clearinghouse (CyberFETCH) program.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , CyberFETCH , CyberForensics Electronic Technology Clearinghouse

Monday - 02/14/2011, 09:30am EST
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