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The White House released the new plan to focus on four broad areas to improve cybersecurity in the government and in the private sector. Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber coordinator, said agencies will issue RFPs and RFIs to meet the strategy's goals.
Multiple sources confirm that Michele Heffner will help implement President Barack Obama's executive order on open and transparent government.
White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.
If you liked what Vivek Kundra did as the chief technology officer for Washington D.C., then the plans he laid out before the Federal Chief Information Officer's Council Feb. 6 would suit you well.
Lawmakers expected to vote on Cybersecurity Enhancement Act that would give NIST more authority. Bill also focuses on research and development around cybersecurity.
The research service finds that - without a statutory definition of the federal chief technology officer's exact responsibilities - the position could have a tougher time affecting "change in individual federal agencies or systemically throughout the federal government."
The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.
The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.
Computer breaches starting to level off, GISLA awards open for nominations
The White House wants agencies to shift priorities as they develop their fiscal 2011 budget submissions to focus more on the administration's science and technology priorities.