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Sanjay Sardar's job as deputy chief information officer at FERC has many of the same responsibilities as other technology managers across government. But he also adds another leg to his job's stool.
February 10, 2011
FERC also would receive increased oversight authorities to mandate utility companies fix cyber vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.
Resilience, robustness more important than deterrence, experts say
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We caught up with Commissioner Philip Moeller at a recent conference. He described how the smart grid initiative is affecting FERC and the kind of expertise it needs.
NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns We told you last week about the two draft cloud documents NIST published. This week, Federal News Radio spoke with NIST computer scientists Lee Badger and Tim Grance about those docs. Federal News Radio host Chris Dorobek also discussed how agencies can take advantage of the costs and [...]
DC power outage leaves teleworkers flying the COOP.
PEPCO's underground power network has failed again. Power was restored briefly last night. Then failed. Affected agencies will each make their own call on whether to open to this morning.
About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. Among them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and ATF, prompting them to close for the day. Employees are encouraged to telework as possible.
The House is preparing to once again take up legislation that would grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission new authority to order private electrical grid operators to take emergency action in the event of a cyber attack or a new vulnerability. The power would extend to bulk electric systems and parts of the grid that supply electricity to Defense infrastructure that is critical to national security.
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There are some concerns about which agency has cybersecurity oversight of state-jurisdictional electric lines. NERC's Gerry Cauley explains what they are, and what he thinks should be done.