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DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Tags: DoD , technology , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , Dave Mihelcic ,

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is kicking off a series of targeted acquisition initiatives that its leaders say will bring in more competition, cut out internal bureaucracy and ultimately lead to faster, cheaper procurements. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:15pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency is no longer the Defense Department's exclusive buyer of cloud computing services, but it is still in charge of security standards. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's new cloud security revamp is all about the idea of informed risk.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , DISA

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:15pm EST

FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , FBI , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The FBI is a few weeks away from the finish line on one of the federal government's largest deployments of Android smartphones. Most of its field agents and analysts will get new devices and new security licenses. The next step is a new crop of mobile apps. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more details.

Tags: In Depth , FBI , mobile apps , smartphones

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:52pm EST

Pentagon to shutter 15 facilities in Europe, saving $500 million per year

Realignment won't change overall U.S. presence in Europe, but will close several facilities and add more than 1,000 personnel to support the new F-35.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , John Conger , Derek Chollet , European bases ,

Friday - 01/09/2015, 03:51am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is likely to push for another round of Base Realignment and Closure in fiscal 2016, even though Congress has shot down the idea more than once. But there are no legal restrictions on closing bases overseas. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD is moving forward to do just that.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , BRAC

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:25pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The U.S. military relies on commercial technology for the most important building blocks. It doesn't design and build its own computing hardware any more. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the Navy is applying the same principle to its big weapons systems more and more.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:39pm EST

Board finds GSA wrongfully fired two senior officials in conference scandal

The Merit System Protection Board agrees that GSA's conference scandal was, indeed, scandalous. But at least two of the senior officials GSA fired in response didn't have much to do with the whole affair.

Tags: workforce , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , management , MSPB , Western Regions Conference , Paul Prouty , James Weller ,

Monday - 12/29/2014, 03:55am EST

FBI: Cyber attack against Sony would have bested most federal defenses too

Whether or not North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, its level of sophistication suggests it was sponsored by a country, not a group of hackers. And the FBI believes the same attack could just as easily have penetrated most sophisticated networks, including government ones.

Tags: DHS , FBI , Treasury , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Demarest , Brian Peretti , Phyllis Schneck , Senate Banking Committee , Bloomberg Government , oversight , information sharing , technology ,

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 03:50am EST
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