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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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GAO examines the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative

Congressional watchdog says CNCI needs more focus.

Tags: management , GAO , Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative , CNCI , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 03:17pm EST
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How agencies can defend themselves against cyber attacks

New GAO report examines what is being done, what works and what doesn't.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , GAO , Homeland Security , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 06:47pm EST
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GAO to tell lawmakers agency cyber measures are lacking

Testimony obtained by FederalNewsRadio says IT security measurements focus too much on compliance and not on risk. GAO surveyed 24 agencies and found few have moved beyond just fulfilling FISMA requirements.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , GAO , OMB , State Department , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NIST , Tom Davis , Deloitte , cybersecurity , FISMA , Risk management

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 02:24pm EDT

Data center proliferation must end, Kundra says

The number of data centers has almost tripled over the past 10 years across government. One estimate is that 80 percent of all these capabilities are underutilized. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says cloud computing is part of the answer to reducing the data center infrastructure.

Tags: Contracting , Technology , Gary Winkler , Jeff Sorenson , Vivek Kundra , Diane Watson , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Army , OMB , GSA , GAO , DHS , IAC/ACT , Executive Leadership Conference , data center , APCs , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:54am EDT
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The good and the bad of fed Web 2.0

Federal agencies are facing challenges with social networking sites.

Tags: management , best practices , Technology , cybersecurity , DorobekInsider , GAO , Web 2.0

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 05:00pm EDT
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