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Schmidt leaving government in a much different cyber place

In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt said a majority of the senior leaders in government understand the importance of securing agency, contractor and critical infrastructure systems. He said among his office's biggest accomplishments is moving the day-to-day cyber authority of federal civilian networks to DHS. Michael Daniel will replace Schmidt, whose last day is in early June.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , people , Michael Daniel , cybersecurity , CyberStat , Cyberscope , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:28am EDT
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White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber 'code of conduct'

The Industry Botnet Group coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , DHS , Janet Napolitano , Commerce , NIST , botnet , cybersecurity , technology , Congress , Patrick Gallagher

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 04:40pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: Ozment rejoins White House as senior director for cyber

Andy Ozment returns to work with new cyber coordinator Michael Daniel. Ozment worked at DHS for the last year as director for compliance and technology.

Tags: technology , people , Andy Ozment , DHS , cybersecurity , Karen Evans , Michael Daniel , James Lewis , CSIS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 03:17pm EDT

Five innovation projects win governmentwide 'bake-off'

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the goal of the innovation fellows program is not for private sector experts to tell them what to do and do it, but mash-up with government innovators to tackle a long-standing challenge. Each of the five projects has specific milestones in the next six months.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , innovation , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:29am EDT
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White House looking for a few 'bad asses' to kick-start 5 projects

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program will bring 15 experts into government to work on specific programs aimed at improving citizen-government interaction. According to Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, the administration has a certain kind of person in mind for the job openings. "What we are looking for are bad-ass innovators," he said.

Tags: technology , innovation , Todd Park , Datapalooza , Presidential Innovations Fellows program , Jason Miller , TechCrunch

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 05:16am EDT
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White House applauds Twitter decision

White House technology officials could barely contain their enthusiasm. They said it was "terrific" that Twitter is supporting the new Do Not Track feature in web browsers. With just one clickm tweeters could stop Twitter from tracking the websites they visit.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Twitter ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:44am EDT

White House team tackles identity management in the cloud

A working group is developing common requirements for a federated cloud identity management shared service. NIH already showed how this could be done with its iTrust tools. The tiger team is expected to issue the common standards in the next few months.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Jeremy Grant , NIST , NIH , identity management , NSTIC , third-party credentials , FICAM , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:05am EDT
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White House wants tighter rules for cyber information sharing

The administration has tried to get in front of the debate over the information sharing aspects of one of the cybersecurity bills up for debate in the House Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and industry groups expressed concern over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) arguing its provisions on what information is to be shared and with whom are too broad.

Tags: technology , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , cybersecurity , information sharing , Critical infrastructure protection , Congress , House , Senate , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:24pm EDT

Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Army , Marine Corps , defense , Stephen Smith , Ray Letteer , Howard Schmidt , Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , mobile computing , McAfee , DISA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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