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Iran not alone in seeking a nuclear weapon

A nuclear arms race in the Middle East is one of the biggest concerns among western diplomats. Iran is at the center of this issue. Experts like Dr. David Kay, a former U.N. weapons inspector have said repeatedly that if Iran is successful in building a nuclear weapon, other countries in the region will feel compelled to do the same just to protect themselves. As a result, the Saudi press agency reports officials there have established a renewable energy complex, confirming the country's interest in nuclear energy.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Iran , Middle East , David Kay , U.N.

Monday - 04/26/2010, 11:05am EDT

More funding slated for DHS Science & Technology

Legislation authorizes critical management functions and programs within S&T, including the Securing the Cities program and authorizing the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL). Rep. Yvette Clarke explains.

Tags: mngt , DHS , Science and Technology Directorate , Yvette Clarke , technology , first responders , interoperability , cybersecurity

Monday - 04/26/2010, 10:45am EDT
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Cyber Defense Competition

It's competition time for the armed forces universities. The National Security Agency and the Central Security Service are testing the five U.S. service academies during the 10th annual Cyber Defense Exercise. Teams will be tested on their ability to defend computer networks the students designed themselves. The winner will take home the coveted CDX trophy. The competition will take place at Lockheed Martin in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Tags: technology , Cyber Security Report , NSA , Central Security Service

Monday - 04/26/2010, 03:31am EDT

FISMA REFORM

Major changes are coming to the way federal agencies deal with cyber- security. In issuing new guidance over FISMA (The Federal Information Security Management Act), the Office of Management and Budget wants to find out the cybersecurity status of all civilian agency networks. One requirement is that agencies submit real-time data about the state of their networks. The second; a government-wide benchmarking study on the state of cybersecurity. The third; a series of interviews between OMB and agencies to tailor cybersecurity programs to each agencies needs.

Tags: technology , Cyber Security Report , Office of Management and Budget , FISMA , OMB

Monday - 04/26/2010, 03:29am EDT

GSA to issue new solicitations for cloud

Agency plans to release a RFI for software-as-a-service in the next week, and a RFQ for infrastructure-as-a-service in the next month. GSA says it has learned from the previous acquisition attempts and will come out with strategies that better fit agency needs, and vendor offerings.

Tags: technology , contracting , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , software-as-a-service , FedRAMP

Friday - 04/23/2010, 07:07pm EDT
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Navy looks for a few good cyber hackers

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/23/2010, 05:47pm EDT

eRecords at risk: NARA report

NARA finds the Federal Government does not consistently manage its records and information - particularly its electronic records - well enough to meet business needs, protect rights or assure accountability, and ensure the continued preservation and access of permanently valuable records. Laurence Brewer is the Director of the Life Cycle Management Division at NARA explains

Tags: mngt , technology , NARA , Laurence Brewer , records management

Friday - 04/23/2010, 09:43am EDT
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Zeus virus more powerful than ever

Learn why in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 05:26pm EDT
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