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Schmidt says cyber coordination on upswing

White House cyber coordinator says using secure identity cards and working more closely with industry among his top short term priorities. He says a new strategy to secure online transactions also is on track for the President's signature this fall. And he's closely watching Capitol Hill as Senate lawmakers may be close to completing draft of consolidated cyber bill.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Harry Reid , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , secure identity management , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cybers , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/09/2010, 06:52am EDT
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How to make transparency accessible to everyone

How well are agencies complying with federal requirements for accessibility, including access to Web sites and other information technology? We ask Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.

Tags: Federal Drive , Section 508 , Kareem Dale , ADA , technology , transparency

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:59am EDT
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White House celebrates ADA, technology advances

Learn more about the White House's celebration

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , MustReads , Americans with Disabilities Act ,

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 12:59pm EDT

GSA spearheads effort to green the supply chain

The General Services Administration is working to conform to a Presidential order mandating that companies who sell goods and services to the Federal government reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Ten months after that order was issued, GSA now has a green light from the White House to proceed with a voluntary, phased-in, incentive-driven program to get companies who sell to GSA to report their greenhouse gas footprint. And one industry trade group weighs in on the recommendations.

Tags: management , contracting , GSA , Executive Order 13514 , Steve Leeds , sustainability , PSC , Alan Chvotkin , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 06:55am EDT
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OMB Watch says Orszag 'made budget cool'

Now that he's officially announced his plans to leave by the end of summer, what will be the legacy of OMB Director Peter Orszag as the President's chief budget guru? One man who has watched the career of Orszag for many years says along with high profile subjects like health care reform and the economic stimulus, the OMB chief also changed the way government works in other, less public ways.

Tags: management , OMB , Peter Orszag , OMB Watch , Gary Bass , Robert Gibbs , Edolphus Towns , Joseph Lieberman , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 06:48am EDT
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White House to give identity management a push

Cyber coordinator Schmidt says the administration will issue a draft national strategy for secure online transactions by Friday. The goal is to make identity management easy to use, secure and interoperable to conduct business with the government and the private sector. Schmidt says transactions are key to everything the White House wants to do.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Ely Kahn , GSA , DoD , Symantec , cybersecurity , secure online transactions , HSPD-12 , identity management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 06:38am EDT
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Task force seeks comments on small business contracting

The administration is looking for ways to improve contracting with small businesses and wants the public's input.

Tags: contracting , SBA , OMB , Commerce , Interagency Task Force , small business , Meg Beasley

Monday - 06/14/2010, 03:25pm EDT

Senate's newest cyber bill on fast track to passage

Senate leaders pledge to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this year. Sen. Lieberman promises a hearing and markup of the legislation before the end of June. Industry experts are concerned over the role DHS will play in regulating critical infrastructure.

Tags: technology , DHS , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Joy Fox , Jim Langevin , Bob Dix , Phil Bond , Juniper Networks , TechAmerica , cybersecurity , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/11/2010, 06:46am EDT
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