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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

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

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

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

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

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

GAO recognizes agency challenges with Web 2.0

Social collaboration sites, blogs, and wikis are helping most agencies boost public participation and innovation. But what are Web 2.0 tools doing on the privacy and security front? Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues at GAO, tells us with the Government Accountability Office has found.

Tags: DorobekInsider , GAO , Web 2.0 ,

Monday - 08/02/2010, 04:14pm EDT
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