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Deputy undersecretary of Homeland Security for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Secretary Napolitano reorganizes how the agency oversees IT security. It's now more of a ‘command and control structure.'
Tags: technology , management , Janet Napolitano , Sean Donelan , DHS , Secret Service , DoD , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , TIC , Security line of business
An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.
Suzanne Spaulding will replace Phil Reitinger as the deputy under secretary. She worked as a consultant and on Capitol Hill previously. DHS also created a deputy under secretary for cyber security.
The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.
Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Harry Reid , Jason Chipman , DHS , DoJ , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller
An event this week sponsored by Potomac Institute in Arlington, Va., evaluates government's cyber spending priorities.
The memo is part of a broader effort to improve authentication to computers and buildings across government using secure identity cards. The White House also is close to finalizing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. President Obama could sign the strategy this winter.
Agencies and industry are trading employees with specific technology skills, but in the end both need to increase the overall workforce. One expert calls for the professionalization of cybersecurity workers. Agencies are finding new ways to recruit these in-demand employees.
Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss agencies' struggles with recruiting cyber experts.
A U.S.-led, global exercise in cybersecurity preparedness and response is expected to wrap up in the next 24 hours. The scenario is helping seven agencies, 11 states, 12 nations and 60 private sector companies prepare for major cyber attack.