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Maryland signs cybersecurity agreement with NIST

Maryland officials have signed an agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to more clearly define the development of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the state.

Tags: Barbara Mikulski , Isiah Leggett , Patrick Gallagher , cyber , technology

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 01:20pm EST

Rollout of the cybersecurity framework

On this week's Capital Impact show, executives from Liberty Group Ventures discuss the roll out of the administration's new cyber framework and how it will affect the private sector.
February 13, 2014.

Tags: Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government Capital Impact , Kiersten Todt Coon , Roger Cressey , acquisition , cybersecurity , cyber framework , Liberty Group Ventures LLC

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:25pm EST
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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 , DHS , Michael Daniel , White House , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure providers , Energy , Daniel Poneman , Jason Miller

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

Agencies highlight accomplishments, prepare for new performance goals

The White House will release an updated list of agency high-priority goals and cross-agency priority goals with the annual budget request to Congress in March. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget detailed agency successes over the last two years in meeting current goals.

Tags: management , performance goals , OMB , Beth Cobert , Treasury Department , Nani Coloretti , Patrick Gallagher , Commerce Department , Performance.gov , Performance Improvement Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:07am EST
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VA adds, NIST loses senior executive

The Senate confirmed Sloan Gibson to be the next deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Patrick Gallagher, is heading off to academia.

Tags: people , VA , Commerce , Sloan Gibson , Patrick Gallagher , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 09:24am EST

IGs to propose cyber maturity model to better gauge federal cyber health

The goal is to more accurately evaluate the security of the government's computer networks and systems. These efforts could bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , Ron Ross , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:45am EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: technology , State Department , cybersecurity , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , oversight , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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Agencies eager to understand benefits of cloud credential exchange

The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.

Tags: technology , DHS , Donna Roy , Naomi Lefkovitz , USPS , identity management , IRS , Sharon James , AFCEA , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/15/2013, 04:01am EST

NIST's cyber framework moves toward implementation stage

NIST issues the industry-developed final draft approach to help critical infrastructure providers secure their computer systems. The agency is accepting comments over the next couple of months and will issue a version 1.0 of the framework in February. Industry offered mixed reactions to the framework. Some said it's too broad while others said it provides a set of agreed upon basic cyber protections.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Patrick Gallagher , critical infrastructure , Bob Dix , Tim Conway , McAfee , Telecommunications Industry Association , White House , Phil Agcaoili , Cox Communications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:10am EDT
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Cyber workers control their future as skillsets converge

As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.

Tags: Earl Crane , technology , cybersecurity , CNSS , commentary , workforce , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:37pm EDT
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