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Snowden case threw 'hand grenade' into government secrecy, openness expert says

Despite progress by some agencies in processing FOIA requests, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org says its difficult to measure how open the government really is.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , transparency , openness and transparency , Edward Snowden , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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Alexander: Morale of cyber workforce takes hit from shutdown

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: Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , Central Security Service , GDIT Cyber Reports , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Workforce , workforce , government shutdown , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:34am EDT

Senate Intelligence Committee finalizing version of cyber sharing bill

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 , Keith Alexander , DHS , Mike McCaul , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:24am EDT
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Threat information sharing builds better cyber standards, expert says

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's Commercial Solutions Center, explains the pluses and minuses of public-private partnerships for the cybersecurity world.

Tags: Anne Neuberger , technology , cybersecurity , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , public-private partnerships , Michael OConnell , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:05pm EDT
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US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Tags: 9-11 , terrorism , DHS , Chad Sweet , Mike Brown , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , privacy , Edward Snowden , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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Intel Community offers first glimpse of future IT tools, network

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the lead agencies under the IC IT Enterprise program launched a standard desktop, a secure community cloud and an apps store in mid-August. Al Tarasiuk, the assistant DNI and intelligence community chief information officer, said the key to this effort was having an ICwide agreed-upon security architecture and policies.

Tags: ODNI , technology , NGA , DIA , CIA , Al Tarasiuk , cloud computing , cybersecurity , ICITE , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 09:00am EDT
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Dispute over report about secret NSA budget

The National Security Agency on Thursday disputed a published report that secret intelligence budget files provided by agency leaker Edward Snowden show that the surveillance agency warned in 2012 that it planned to investigate up to 4,000 cases of possible internal security breaches.

Tags: workforce , insider threats

Friday - 08/30/2013, 09:38am EDT

Obama orders creation of intelligence review group

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies

Tags: James Clapper , Barack Obama , Intelligence community , oversight

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:48am EDT

Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans' privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Tags: David Medine , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board , Federal Drive , NSA leaks , Edward Snowden , Cogan Schneier , oversight , people

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:41pm EDT
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