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White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order giving agencies the ability to recommend economic sanctions against cyber attackers and their supporters. As the President signed this latest order, Congress seems closer than ever to passing a cyber information sharing bill.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , White House , Congress , David Grannis , Senate Intelligence Committee , information sharing , State Department , Treasury Department , Justice Department , Sanctions , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:59am EDT
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OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Tags: Technology , Grant Schneider , OMB , DHS , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , E-Gov Cyber Unit , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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3 incentives to encourage the adoption of the cyber framework

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said to encourage adoption of the critical infrastructure cyber framework, the government would focus on streamlining regulations, cybersecurity research and development and federal procurement policies and practice.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , White House , cybersecurity framework , Critical infrastructure , acquisition , Research and development , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 10:10am EST

White House now thinks smaller is better for cyber bills

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the administration believes getting cyber legislation through Congress on small pieces is more likely to be successful than in one comprehensive bill. Legislation to update FISMA, to improve information sharing and to expand the workforce all have garnered bi-partisan support.

Tags: Tom Carper , Technology , White House , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Frank Cilluffo , The Homeland Security Policy Institute , cybersecurity , workforce , Training , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:19am EDT

White House cyber czar's goal: 'Kill the password dead'

Michael Daniel, the Obama administration's cybersecurity coordinator, says he wants to dismantle the most common method of cyber protection: passwords. Even as cyber threats continue to grow more sophisticated and destructive, passwords are weakening and proving easier to crack than ever. The solution lies in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which calls for a broad "identity ecosystem" to replace simple passwords.

Tags: cybersecurity , IESG , NSTIC , identity management , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 12:06pm EDT

White House cyber framework focuses on flexibility, risk for critical infrastructure providers

NIST led the year-long effort to develop the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Agencies now must review regulations to ensure alignment with the framework. DHS also launches a new voluntary program that will offer access to a variety of federal resources to help companies improve cybersecurity.

Tags: Technology , NIST , DHS , White House , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure providers , Energy , Daniel Poneman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:15pm EST

NIST puts finishing touches on critical infrastructure cyber framework

The preliminary version of the framework will be published in mid-October, followed by several months of public comment. NIST plans a final release of the voluntary framework in February.

Tags: cybersecurity , Technology , NIST , DHS , Patrick Gallagher , Billington Cybersecurity Summit , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , White House , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:23am EDT
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White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , White House , NIST , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , Barack Obama , executive order , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 18, 2013

Dale Deshotel of the American Federation of Government Employees discusses how sequestration is impacted correctional employees. Fred Chang of 21CT says cybersecurity is too reactive and after the fact. Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, discusses a shift in cyber strategy. Capt. Bryce Cooper and Deana Archambault talk about new body armor for female soldiers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Dale Deshotel , Fred Chang , Bryce Cooper , Deana Archambault

Monday - 03/18/2013, 09:59am EDT
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