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VA to spend $60 million more on cyber after auditors' continued concerns

Steph Warren, VA's CIO, said he moved money out of projects and into cybersecurity to ensure the agency gets rid of as many material weaknesses as they can. The decision to move money comes as Congress turns back up the heat on VA to correct long-standing and systemic cyber shortcomings.

Tags: technology , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , GAO , Sondra McCauley , cybersecurity , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 12:56pm EST

Greg Wilshusen, Government Accountability Office

Open enrollment for health care insurance through the federal exchange is coming around again. Congress, among others, is wondering if the exchange and its website HealthCare.gov are secure. The Government Accountability Office took a look. It found some issues. Greg Wilshusen is the information security issues at GAO. He testified last week about what auditors say need to be done. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Government Accountability Office , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 09/22/2014, 09:49am EDT
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Agencies face tough challenges hiring, retaining cyber talent

Government agencies are having a hard time recruiting, training and retaining cyber and IT professionals. That's partly due to a lack of flexibility in the hiring process, according to a group of federal cyber execs.

Tags: GDIT Cyber Reports , GDIT Solutions Center , AFFIRM , GAO , David Bray , FCC

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:54am EDT

Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

Agencies are still facing several challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. They continue to deploy new technologies and business practices to fend off the cyber threats, but the Government Accountability Office says the number of data breaches has more than doubled over the last several years. Greg Wilshusen, director of Information Security Issues at the GAO, joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss the problem and GAO's ideas for fixing it.

Tags: cybersecurity , GAO , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:26am EDT
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House lawmakers lose patience with VA, introduce prescriptive cyber bill

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) introduced the Veterans Information Security Improvement Act that would explicitly require VA to take steps to repair operational and procedure holes in its network and computer security processes.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jackie Walorski , GAO , VA cyber on the hot seat , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:23pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - August 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Guy Timberlake , Mark Harnitchek , Bill Dougan

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 04:31pm EDT

TSP plans RFP to improve data center security by year's end

The contract includes "very stringent" IT security requirements. The announcement follows a data breach that affected 123,000 TSP participants in 2011.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , TSP , Greg Long , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , Mary Ellen Callahan , Privacy Act , DHS , GAO , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:29am EDT
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FERC goes back to Congress again for more cyber oversight

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it needs authority to enforce cybersecurity standards. The agency also wants Congress to expand its jurisdiction over electric grid operators.

Tags: cybersecurity , Smart Grid , electric grid , Joseph McClelland , Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee , Congress , GAO , FERC , information sharing , Ruben Gomez , technology

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: GSA , NIST , DoD , Energy , Justice , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , DHS , Energy , GAO , Gil Vega , Mitchell Komaroff , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Supply chain management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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