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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB adds clarity to new cyber policy; Cyber risks during shutdown overstated; OASIS delayed indefinitely
The White House is finalizing its first major cybersecurity policy in more than three years.
Tags: technology , cybersecurity , government shutdown , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , continuous monitoring , GSA , OASIS , contracting , James Clapper , ODNI , DoD , security clearances , Greg Elin , FCC , James Cochrane , USPS , Ellis Burgoyne , chief data officer , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller
Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, said the greatest impact of the ongoing government shutdown on cybersecurity is on the morale of the cyber workforce.
Tags: NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Central Security Service , GDIT Cyber Reports , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Workforce , workforce , government shutdown , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Michael OConnell
The bill would conform, mostly, with the House's most recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Both the House and Senate bills are trying to find common areas to incentivize private sector companies to share information on any malicious code their firms encounter, both by providing them with liability protections that would shield them from lawsuits that could otherwise follow from sharing information with competitors or with the government, and by convincing them that federal agencies are capable of securely communicating threat information between the private and public sectors.
Tags: technology , cybersecuirty , Congress , Senate Intelligence Committee , House Intelligence Committee , Mike Rogers , Saxby Chambliss , Dutch Ruppersberger , NSA , DHS , Mike McCaul , Jared Serbu
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NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: A deeper focus on strategic sourcing, boosting acquisition and cyber workforces
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , technology , acquisition , industry , Joe Jordan , Mike Smith , DHS , OFPP , Mark Borkowski , CBP , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , DoD , cybersecurity , Carl Levin , U.S. Cyber Command
U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.
NSA, DHS taking steps to improve information sharing by creating a set of standardized technical specifications that let machines detect cyber threats and communicate them to one another in real-time. Whole of government approach is starting to take shape when it comes to cybersecurity.