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Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , DHS , NIST , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Analysis: Google FISMA claim fails letter of the law

The argument is over Google's Apps for Government. Google says they're FISMA certified. But Microsoft has released some court documents to refute that.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , IDC Government Insights , Google , Microsoft , technology , In Depth

Friday - 04/15/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities

Federal News Radio viewed a copy of the proposal that would codify DHS's role in overseeing civilian agency networks. The draft legislation would expand DHS's authorities to those that are similar to what DoD already has around cyber. It also would include new roles around acquisition, personnel and FISMA implementation.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , DHS , DoD , White House , cybersecurity , direct hirer authority , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , State , USAID , Jerry Horton , NIST , iPad

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

Google's claims of FISMA certification questioned

Microsoft makes court documents public as part of battle to provide cloud services to the Interior Department. Google contends its Google Apps for Government offers more security than FISMA requires.

Tags: technology , industry , GSA , Interior , Dave Mihalchik , David Howard , Google , Microsoft , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Email-as-a-service , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:24am EDT

Cyberattacks against agencies up 40 percent

Agencies reported more than 41,000 cyber incidents in 2010.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , OMB

Monday - 03/21/2011, 09:27am EDT

Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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Bill would create National Office of Cyberspace

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) has introduced the Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Jim Langevin , Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 02:01pm EDT

NIST raises cybersecurity to a holistic level

NIST has updated its Cybersecurity Recommendations for Government. Learn how your agency will be able to better manage information security risks from project leader for FISMA implementation, Ron Ross.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , technology , management

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 10:30am EST
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NIST releases 'Managing Information Security Risk'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final version of its guidelines for information risk management.

Tags: Federal Drive , NIST , technology , security , management , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Friday - 03/04/2011, 09:30am EST
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