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Agency still struggling with FDCC

OMB report to Congress says 10 agencies implemented standard configuration

Tags: technology , OMB , GSA , Microsoft , cybersecurity , certification and accreditation , privacy , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , Security LOB

Friday - 03/06/2009, 12:20pm EST

GSA, DHS ready RFPs for Security LOB

Vendors are told solicitations will go through GSA Schedule 70 only. Agency shared service providers will not be allowed to compete for work under the new contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , GSA , cybersecurity , Security LOB , certification and accreditation , situational awareness and incident response

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 01:24pm EST

OMB outlines shift on FISMA

The Obama White House is trying to put its own stamp on how it wants to protect the federal government's cybersecurity infrastructure. That's the message in the Office of Management and Budget's "Fiscal Year 2009 Report to Congress on FISMA, the Federal Information Security Management Act."

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Vivek Kundra , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Hord Tipton , ISC2 , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 06:56am EDT

GAO slams agency cyber efforts

Auditors find all 24 agencies it reviewed had weaknesses in security controls. GAO also found problems with training and oversight of contractor systems. It recommends OMB and DHS provide better performance metrics.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , GAO , OMB , DHS , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:25pm EDT

How RSA protects federal data securely

Mischel Kwon, Vice President of Public Sector Security Solutions at RSA, talks about making FISMA count.
Encore Presentation

Tags: technology , RSA , EMC , Mischel Kwon , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 12:00pm EST

Karen Evans One-on-One, Part 2

Tags: Karen Evans , dashboard

Friday - 07/17/2009, 08:41pm EDT

DHS FISMA metrics released

The Homeland Security Department has issued new cyber security guidance for agencies.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , DHS

Monday - 06/06/2011, 09:30am EDT

Great week for Microsoft’s cloud services

Two good pieces of news for Microsoft on the cloud computing front. Microsoft has received its FISMA certification. Microsoft CTO Susie Adams said in a company blog post, “Adding FISMA to our existing list of accreditations provides even greater transparency into our security processes and further reinforces our commitment to providing secure cloud computing options [...]

Tags: cloud computing , email , Microsoft , USDA

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 05:36pm EST

Survey: Cost of cloud may be top priority over security

nCircle, a security and compliance auditing provider, conducted a survey that yielded an increase in the number of agencies considering switching to cloud security, but found that cost may override other security concerns.

Tags: cloud computing , nCircle , cybersecurity , technology , Keren Cummins , pci , Courtney Thompson

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 03:15pm EDT

Calls for Senate-confirmed cyber official revived

House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , DHS , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity , Supply chain security , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT
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