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Senate begins work on FISMA update

Lieberman said a congressional staff is reviewing draft legislative language of the comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, which includes an update to the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act. Sen. Reid promised to work on a cyber bill during the early part of the Senate session in 2012.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , Howard Schmidt , Congress , Tom Carper , FISMA , Harry Reid , Jason Miller , Homeland Security and Defense Business Council

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:59am EST

Data center proliferation must end, Kundra says

The number of data centers has almost tripled over the past 10 years across government. One estimate is that 80 percent of all these capabilities are underutilized. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says cloud computing is part of the answer to reducing the data center infrastructure.

Tags: contracting , technology , Gary Winkler , Jeff Sorenson , Vivek Kundra , Greg Wilshusen , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Army , OMB , GSA , GAO , DHS , IAC/ACT , Executive Leadership Conference , data center , APCs , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:54am EDT
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House committee cancels Networx hearing

Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to have heard from GSA, Interagency Management Council and the five vendors. But lawmakers are attending Dorothy Height's funeral.

Tags: technology , contracting , Martha Johnson , Sonny Bhagowalia , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Interior , OMB , Networx , telecommunications , FTS2001

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 02:55pm EDT

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , USPTO , FISMA , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT
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Census counts on media blitz

Taking steps to make sure everyone is counted.

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Census Bureau , Robert Goldenkopf , William Lacy Clay , Thomas Messenbourg

Tuesday - 03/24/2009, 07:26am EDT

Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Gerry Connolly , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , JFCOM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm EDT

Bill would create White House cyber office

Reps. Langevin and McCaul introduce legislation that takes into account many of the recommendations of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President. The White House cyber office would have full policy and budget authority over all civilian agencies.

Tags: technology , Jim Langevin , Mike McCaul , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Cybersecurity Caucus , cybersecurity , FISMA

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 06:39pm EDT

E-Verify: ready, willing and able?

Federal contractors are about to become the first mandatory users of the E-Verify system under a soon-to-be issued federal regulation. Is E-Verify ready?

Tags: newsstand , DHS , CIS , E-verify , SSA , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/24/2009, 07:03am EDT
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