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Leap Ahead program keeps DHS cyber offerings on cutting edge

The Homeland Security Department has reviewed about 18 new or improved cybersecurity tools or technologies that may be added to the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM). John Streufert, the director of Federal Network Resilience at National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said CDM is not delayed and on track to deliver results.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , DHS , John Streufert , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , continuous monitoring , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , critical system resilience , Leap Ahead program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:55am EDT
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Achieving FISMA - High Compliance With Public Clouds

Security concerns remain a major hurdle for federal agencies considering public clouds, especially when it comes to migrating mission-critical workloads. Agencies that have invested in their existing infrastructure still want to leverage the benefits of cloud utility-based services while meeting the compliance requirements of FISMA-High. How can government use public clouds to manage costs and improve IT service delivery to end users while overcoming security concerns and meeting FISMA- High?

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , Tom Temin , Mark Cohn , David Wennergren , cloud

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:57am EDT

OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Heartbleed , OMB , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

A new approach to data management

Rick Caccia, vice president of Strategy at Delphix, will discuss the benefits of taking an agile approach to data management.
August 5, 2014

Tags: technology , data management , agile data management , Rick Caccia , Delphix , modernization , consolidation , HIPPA , FDCCI , FITARA , Virtualization , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 08:36pm EDT
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Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO, Council on Cybersecurity

The Senate would like to grant new powers to federal chief information officers and update federal IT laws that haven't gotten much attention for the past dozen years. Those are a couple of the effects of new legislation the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved recently. One of the bills is the Senate version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act -- the other is an update to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, which Senators have been trying to modify for the past several years, without much success. She said on In Depth with Francis Rose the proposals are a big step in the right direction.

Tags: Council on Cybersecurity , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Jane Holl Lute , cybersecurity , Federal Information Security Modernization Act ,

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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Small government agencies have ground to make up in privacy, cybersecurity compliance

A new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget need to take a more active role in monitoring and guiding small agencies when it comes to their security and privacy-protection programs.

Tags: cybersecurity , GAO audit , OMB , DHS , small agencies , privacy , security ,

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 03:33pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO's spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.

Tags: technology , DATA Act , financial management , A-11 , OMB , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , FITARA , cybersecurity , Steve VanRoekel , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , budget , security clearances , ODNI , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Cloud from the big company perspective

Scott Gaydos, chief technologist, Federal Healthcare, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services, discusses how his company can help your agency with its cloud initiatives.
June 24, 2014

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Hewlett-Packard , Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services , Scott Gaydos , data management , Meg Whittman , infrastructure as a service , platform-as-a-service , software-as-a-service , FedRAMP , HIPAA , cloud management , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 08:50pm EDT
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IG concludes VA's systems, data remain at risk

The 2013 FISMA report to Congress shows the Veterans Affairs Department continues to struggle with cybersecurity and has more than 6,000 items on its plans of actions and milestones and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls. VA CIO Stephen Warren details several initiatives to address many of the 35 recommendations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , oversight , Congress , Stephen Warren , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:11am EDT
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