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White House aims to avoid spectacle with photos

Abby Phillip, White House reporter for Politico

Tags: Abby Phillip , Politico , Barack Obama , Osama bin Laden

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 08:41pm EDT
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Senators press for answers on draft political contributions order

More than a quarter of the Senate wrote to the President asking for more details on the proposal to require contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , Industry , Senate , Disclose Act , political contributions , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:25am EDT

OMB to close 137 data centers by end of year

The Office of Management and Budget has released a list of 137 data centers it plans to close by the end of the year.

Tags: data centers , Technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , Julia Ziegler , Jeffrey Zients

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 10:30am EDT

Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: Technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DHS , NIST , Cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Draft executive order gives industry heartburn

White House is considering issuing an executive order that would require vendors to submit information about their political contributions as part of their bid proposal package. Industry associations say the proposal wouldn't keep political influence out of the acquisition process, but likely add it in. The administration claims the draft order is all about greater transparency and accountability.

Tags: contracting , Industry , Jay Carney , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , PSC , TechAmerica , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 07:31am EDT
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Slow cyber progress puts critical infrastructure at risk

Even in a year in which the Stuxnet attack targeted critical infrastructure systems and attacks on grid operators rose dramatically, operators of critical infrastructure around the world took few steps to increase their cyber defenses, a new report found.

Tags: Technology , management , Cybersecurity , Critical infrastructure , Stuxnet , McAfee , Center for Strategic and International Studies , DHS , FERC , Michael Peters , Stewart Baker , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:30am EDT
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S&P passing blame on both political parties

Josh Gerstein, White House reporter for Politico

Tags: Josh Gerstein , Politico , S&P , Eric Cantor , Barack Obama , credit rating

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:54pm EDT
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NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: Technology , Howard Schmidt , Gene Sperling , Jane Holl Lute , DHS , NIST , identity management , PKI , Cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT
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White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities

Federal News Radio viewed a copy of the proposal that would codify DHS's role in overseeing civilian agency networks. The draft legislation would expand DHS's authorities to those that are similar to what DoD already has around cyber. It also would include new roles around acquisition, personnel and FISMA implementation.

Tags: Technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , DHS , DoD , Cybersecurity , FISMA , direct hirer authority , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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