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OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , OMB , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , FISMA , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

DHS' push for clearer cyber authorities moves to the House

Larry Zelvin, the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, is expected to tell the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that the implementation of the advanced intrusion detection and prevention program known as Einstein is hampered by the lack of clarity of the exact role DHS is allowed to play under the current set of cybersecurity laws.

Tags: technology , DHS , Larry Zelvin , FBI , Joseph Demarest , cybersecurity , information sharing , Congress , House Homeland Security Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:10am EDT

Red tape delayed federal network fixes to Heartbleed vulnerability by several days

DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.

Tags: DHS , technology , Jared Serbu , cybersecurity , Secret Service , Einstein , CenturyLink , Senate Appropriations Committee , William Noonan , Phyllis Schneck , David Mahon

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:47am EDT
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Closing the gender gap in government

FEW Washington representative Janet Kopenhaver, will discuss pay inequity and other issues facing women in the federal government, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will talk about the federal employee morale survey and the Heartbleed hacking.
April 23, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Andy Medici , women salaries , pay inequity , GS-15 , employee morale , cybersecurity , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn , workforce

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:18pm EDT

What's the latest on the federal pay issue?

Federal Managers Association President Pat Neihaus, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will give us an update on a number of different pay issues affecting feds.
April 16, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay debate , federal salaries , GS-15 , Combined Federal Campaign , Pat Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Federal Times , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:13pm EDT