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White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , continuous monitoring , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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OMB opens door to non-federal online credentials

A memo from federal CIO Steven VanRoekel requires agencies to begin accepting usernames and passwords from commercial companies such as Verisign or Google. This is the second time the government has tried to accept commercial credentials. Experts say this time agencies and industry are better prepared to be successful.

Tags: technology , OMB , NIH , SSA , GSA , Moira Mack , Judy Spencer , Frank Baitman , Steven Van Roekel , Randy Vanderhoof , smartcard alliance , identity management , open id standards , Jason Miller , CertiPath

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:47am EDT
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ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , NIST , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , green government , energy efficiency , open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

Cross-agency priorities give cyber an in with non-IT officials

White House senior director for cybersecurity Andy Ozment said budget folks are getting a better understanding of why cybersecurity is important thanks to the administration's high- priority governmentwide goals. NIST also is helping push the cross-agency goals forward from a technical perspective.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Donna Dodson , NIST , Andy Ozment , White House , continuous monitoring , Trusted Internet Connections , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cross-agency goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/12/2012, 05:16am EDT

Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than "glorified ID cards." NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

Tags: technology , Acquisition , identity management , Tom McCarty , DHS , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Sharon James , IRS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , Cloud computing , Information sharing , back-end attribute exchange , GSA , PortfolioStat , AFCEA Bethesda , ACT-IAC , standards based acquisition model , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:01am EDT
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DHS cultivates cyber workforce, tools

The agency is changing its approach to the Einstein tool to keep up with the changing technology. Mark Weatherford, under secretary for cybersecurity, said on Agency of the Month that DHS is helping agencies be more proactive in defending their networks. He isn't worried about the turnover in his office.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , budget , Chris Cummiskey , Mark Weatherford , NPPD , management , Agency of the Month , St. Elizabeth , technology , workforce , Eisnstein , Jason Miller , In Depth

Monday - 09/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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Commerce facing additional challenge with HSPD-12

The department is trying to figure out the best way to manage the cards of contract employees after they leave the department. Every agency using a managed service provider for secure identity card issuance faces a similar challenge. Commerce also is working on integrating physical and logical access systems.

Tags: technology , Commerce , Mike Maraya , OMB , identity management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:09am EDT
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NIST issuing ID cards for testing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making it easier for agencies to test the use of logical access control for applications.

Tags: NIST , Cybersecurity Update , technology , smart card , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:35am EDT

DHS Blue Teams bear out agency compliance with cybersecurity rules

The agency turns to teams of experts to review how departments are meeting the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative. DHS plans to expand the use of Blue Teams to the implementation of continuous monitoring and two-factor authentication under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12.

Tags: technology , DHS , Don Benack , cybersecurity , TIC , continuous monitoring , Blue Teaming , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:25am EDT
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NIST adds mobile flavor to revised draft HSPD-12 guidance

The agency will hold a workshop July 25 to review the second draft of FIPS 201-2.

Tags: technology , NIST , secure identity management , mobile , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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