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WFED's Max Cacas reports.
WFED's Jason Miller has more.
Federal News Radio gets detailed analysis of what new Cyber Coordinator Howard Schmidt is facing from Karen Evans, former administrator of e-government and information technology at the Office of Management and Budget and Randy Sabett, who served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency.
The new cyber official established his line of command in the Federal cybersecurity efforts.
UPI reports U.S. defense companies, likely to face a cut in Pentagon spending, may find cyber-security a profitable replacement.
Cybercoordinator to be named, FBI investigating Citigroup hack
CIOs and agency security officers will have to answer more than 50 questions as part of a three-step cybersecurity review. OMB to finalize the new standards in coming weeks and experts expect them to change to focus more on automating controls. OMB also wants more data on current and future cybersecurity spending.
The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.
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Fiscal 2011 technology budget request is $79 billion and Vivek Kundra says that will address several challenges, including closing the gap between the private and public sector. GSA will run new apps store for handheld devices. OMB will lead the review of troubled IT programs.
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In first public speech, Howard Schmidt details five main focus areas, including updating the federal cybersecurity strategy. He also answers questions about how he will work with the NSC and NEC, and with the federal CIO and CTO. Schmidt says the administration has a big opportunity to improve the long-term cyber health of the government and industry.