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The House Intelligence Committee is trying to revive legislation that would let industry and the federal government swap information on the latest cyber threats.
On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss Fannie and Freddie underwriting practices, how much colleges and universities spend on lobbying, and how BRAC is changing the area around Fort Meade.
March 28, 2013
Tags: acquisition , Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac , qualified mortgage rule , dodd-frank act , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , Base Realignment and Closure , Fort Meade , Cyber Command , DISA , lobbying , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Peter Crispino , The Arundel Voice , Peter Brusoe , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact
Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government's top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking.
Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation's networks to a higher level of security is multifold.
In his first interview ever, John DeLong, the compliance director at the National Security Agency, clears up the misconceptions that exist about his job as well as the work done in his office. He says compliance is where rules intersect with technology, people and the activities at NSA.
Senate version of the cyber legislation includes a provision to let the Homeland Security Department take specific steps to be more competitive in hiring cyber workers. Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS is in the midst of hiring hundreds, but could use many more.
The White House issued a seven-page executive order Saturday directing U.S. spy agencies to share intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the military was prepared to retaliate if the U.S. is attacked by cyberweapons.
Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise will reach initial operating capability next March on the way to full implementation in 2018. The NGA and DIA are building a common desktop for all of the intelligence community agencies.
Tags: intelligence , technology , ODNI , NGA , GEOINT , James Clapper , Letitia Long , Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise , shared services , cloud computing , common desktop , Jared Serbu , CIA , DIA
Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.
Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , DISA , Peggy Maxon , Roger Greenwell , Charles Clancy , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Hume Center for National Security and Technology , Jared Serbu , INSA , workforce
Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command