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Interagency working group developing cybersecurity workforce models

OPM is giving agencies until Jan. 15 to report on their cybersecurity workforce hiring needs.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , OPM , Workforce , NIST ,

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 08:18am EST

Security loophole blamed for Defense cyberleak

Senate acts has cybersecurity updates, NNSA steps up cyber data protection

Tags: cybersecurity , Federal Drive , WikiLeaks , Lady Gaga , NNSA , National Office of Cyberspace

Friday - 07/09/2010, 08:30am EDT

Terrorism is the FBI's top cyber priority

Cybersecurity legislation clears Senate committee, Cybersecurity law needs an overhaul, French police arrest alleged Twitter hacker

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , FBI , State , Twitter , Barack Obama , Contracting , Cybersecurity Act

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 09:08am EDT

What data should -- and should not -- move into the cloud

Mark Forman, a partner with KPMG and former Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, explains.

Tags: Technology , cloud computing , Mark Forman , KPMG , , , , TIC , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 05:37pm EST

OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics

CIOs and agency security officers will have to answer more than 50 questions as part of a three-step cybersecurity review. OMB to finalize the new standards in coming weeks and experts expect them to change to focus more on automating controls. OMB also wants more data on current and future cybersecurity spending.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , metrics , FDCC , privacy , TIC , Networx , A-11

Friday - 05/14/2010, 03:13pm EDT

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , Defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , USPTO , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT

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
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