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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

Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

DHS continuous monitoring program faces legislative, budget challenges

Suzanne Spaulding, the nominee to be the deputy undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Senate lawmakers DHS had to reduce the number of federal devices that will be covered by the CDM program because of budget shortfalls.

Tags: technology , DHS , Suzanne Spaulding , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , Einstein , continuous monitoring , Congress , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:34pm EDT

The human aspect of security

Terry Gudaitis , owner/principal of Mindstar Security discusses how social media impacts security at your agency.
September 10, 2013

Tags: technology , information technology , IT security , FedRAMP , social media , physical security , Terry Gudaitis , Cyveillance , Mindstar Security , FourSquare , spear phishing , malware , Twitter , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 10:35pm EDT
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House approves FISMA modernization bill, two other cyber bills

An update to the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013 passed through the House Tuesday night. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act also passed, but faces a veto threat because of concerns over data protection.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , White House , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT

Report prescribes pathway for cyber reform without legislation

An independent group's report offers ways for agencies to evolve to continuous monitoring and risk-based approaches to cybersecurity within the existing Federal Information Security Management Act, and proposes more cooperation between CIOs and agency inspectors general.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , National Academy of Public Administration , Savegov.org , Julie Anderson , Civitas , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 05:16am EDT
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Agency cybersecurity deficiencies remain as attacks reach all-time high

Federal agencies reported more than 48,000 cyber attacks in 2012 and continue to struggle to defend their networks, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Senators are now renewing their push for comprehensive cyber legislation, which would include an update to FISMA.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , DHS , Janet Napolitano , cyber executive order , OMB , Jason Miller , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co

Friday - 03/08/2013, 10:06am EST
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E-Government Act helped usher in a new approach to federal IT

The 10-year-old law created a centralized oversight and advocate in OMB for IT management and programs. It also focused on making the government more citizen-centered and having agencies collaborate on delivering services to the public.

Tags: technology , management , Karen Evans , Dan Chenok , Kevin Landy , Mark Forman , Doug Bourgeois , Information Technology and Innovation Foundation , E-Government Act of 2002 , IBM , Government Transaction Services , VMware , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:53am EST
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Cybersecurity To Do List

From passing cyber legislation to training the future workforce to handle cyber threats, the federal government still has several important items on its cyber agenda.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Congress , workforce , mobile , cloud computing , GAO , DHS , DoD , Cybersecurity Rising

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 02:33am EDT

Timeline: Cybersecurity Milestones, 2006-2012

A look at the events shaping cybersecurity policy in the federal government over the past six years.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , timeline , Cybersecurity Rising , DoD , OMB , U.S. Cyber Command , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Common Access Card , continuous monitoring , Howard Schmidt , Stuxnet

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 12:28pm EDT
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