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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

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

Six years after the Veterans Affairs data breach, civilian agency networks and computers are more secure. Current and former federal officials and cyber experts say from secretaries on down, the threat of a cyber attack and the impact on mission is well understood.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Rising , Dan Chenok , IBM , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jeff Eisensmith , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , Paul Nicholas , Microsoft , TIC , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , continuous monitoring , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:32am EDT
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OMB reemphasizes move to continuous monitoring in FISMA guidance

The annual reporting memo gives agencies 57 questions and answers as they prepare their 2012 cybersecurity report.

Tags: technology , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats

The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , DHS , NIST , FedRAMP , John Streufert , Ron Ross , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:56am EDT
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Coose: Cyber evolution, gains at DHS will continue despite loss of top leadership

Matt Coose left government after more than 20 years. In his final position as director of the Federal Network Service at DHS, he said the agency's cyber capabilities matured. And agency focus on securing federal networks has never been better.

Tags: workforce , management , cybersecurity , Matt Coose , DHS , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:31am EDT
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