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House Oversight Committee unveils FISMA overhaul bill

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted the bill on its Madison website to let people view the bill before it is formally introduced.

Tags: Darryl Issa , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:54am EDT

Agencies met 77 percent of cyber requirements in 2011

In a new report to Congress, the administration said continuous monitoring is taking hold, but HSPD-12 still is floundering. OMB also reported agencies spent $13.3 billion on cybersecurity last year and that government employees make up 60 percent of the cyber workforce.

Tags: technology , OMB , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections , HSPD-12 , identity management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:46pm EDT

NIST rewrites FISMA standards as cyber threats evolve

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a major revision to the Federal Information Security Management Act, which governs agency information security policies. Ron Ross, a NIST fellow and the agency's FISMA implementation project leader, joined In Depth with Francis Ross to discuss the FISMA additions.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Ron Ross , Francis Rose , mobile security , insider threats

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:18pm EST
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GOP cyber bill takes hands-off approach to industry

Eight Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced an alternative to a comprehensive cybersecurity bill the Senate expects to vote on soon. GOP senators say their approach avoids additional bureaucracy and encourages information sharing.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , John McCain , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:54pm EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Draft cyber bill gives DHS controversial authorities

The Senate is set to take up comprehensive cyber legislation in January that already is causing experts heartburn. Provisions to give the Homeland Security Department more authorities, including taking "any lawful action" to stop cyber attacks against systems holding federal data, are coming under fire. Industry experts are optimistic Congress will pass major cyber reform.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Alan Paller , James Lewis , Bob Dix , SANS Institute , CSIS , Juniper Networks , critical infrastructure , DHS , White House , Congress , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:14am EST
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Agencies struggle with continuous monitoring mandate

RedSeal Networks interviewed more than 200 federal managers and found agencies are unsure how to define continuous monitoring. OMB is requiring departments to have continuous monitoring in place by Sept. 30. The survey found many agencies are trying to figure out the best way to implement these capabilities.

Tags: technology , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , RedSeal Networks , Mike Lloyd , John Casciano , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller , Cyberscope , GrayStar Associates

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:09am EST
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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 , Diane Watson , Harry Reid , Jason Miller , Homeland Security and Defense Business Council

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

FERC works on FISMA compliance

Sanjay Sardar, FERC's CIO, joined to discuss the agency's FISMA stance.

Tags: FERC , Energy , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 06:22pm EST
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Interior tries again to move email to the cloud

The department released a request for information for 11 email and collaboration services in the cloud. The RFI comes after Onix and Google dropped its protest of Interior's award to Softchoice and Microsoft for cloud email in October 2010.

Tags: contracting , industry , Interior , cloud computing , Google , Microsoft , Onix , Softchoice , Email-as-a-service , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 12:47pm EDT
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