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Sen. Wyden reminds White House to limit scope of cyber order

The Select Committee on Intelligence member wrote a letter to White House Cyber Coordinator Michael Daniel asking him to make sure any mandate doesn't harm the networks used for interactive computer services.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Ron Wyden , Dianne Feinstein , Michael Daniel , Senate Intelligence Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 02:18pm EDT

White House Big Dig ending, but what comes next?

After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged.

Tags: GSA , West Wing

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 03:38am EDT

White House draft cyber order promotes voluntary critical infrastructure protections

The administration is considering using an executive order to promote and encourage critical infrastructure providers to improve their cybersecurity. The draft EO, which Federal News Radio obtained details of, mirrors major sections of the second version of the Lieberman- Collins comprehensive cyber bill.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Congress , critical infrastructure , DHS , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/07/2012, 07:48pm EDT
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White House selects innovation fellows for five federal projects

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is naming 18 innovation fellows today to work on five "high-impact" federal IT projects.

Tags: Todd Park , Technology , Innovation Fellows Program , Blue Button , open government , innovation , Jolie Lee , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 11:59am EDT
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Cass Sunstein stepping down from OIRA

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein is returning to Harvard, where he was the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law before coming to the Obama administration in 2009.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , OIRA , Federal Drive , Jeff Zients , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Friday - 08/03/2012, 10:43am EDT

White House shapes intellectual property protection ahead of year-end deadline

The White House is updating its 2010 trade secret theft and counterfeit product prevention strategy. The new plan will incorporate public input, which the administration is currently soliciting from stakeholders.

Tags: Victoria Espinel , Intellectual Property , Technology , cybersecurity , Industry , Supply chain management , Supply chain risks , Federal Drive , Esther Carey

Monday - 07/30/2012, 06:33pm EDT
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Ex-Commerce secretary won't be charged in hit-run

Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, saying a seizure caused a bizarre series of traffic collisions that led to his resignation.

Tags: John Bryson , Commerce ,

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 08:56am EDT

White House threatens to veto spending bills over pay freeze, cuts

The White House has threatened to veto two key House spending bills because of severe spending cuts at some agencies as well as federal pay and workforce provisions. In statements of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said appropriations bills for both Financial Services and General Government and the Defense Department stray from previously agreed to budgetary caps

Tags: DoD , budget , OMB , House Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 10:07pm EDT

DHS improving aim to stop counterfeits at the borders

The Homeland Security Department is taking a two-pronged approach to protecting the federal supply chain. The first addresses the DHS mission cargo crossing into the U.S. The second is an interagency effort to ensure the government is working together on investigations. DHS said seizures of counterfeit goods at the border increased by 20 percent in 2011.

Tags: Technology , David Heyman , DHS , Supply chain management , Counterfeit products , Intellectual Property Rights Center , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Agencies, vendors ramping up to fight supply chain cyber threats

The White House, Congress, DoD and many others are trying to stem the tide of counterfeit products and software with malicious code from entering federal systems. The administration soon will release recommendations for how all agencies and vendors can improve the security of their products. DoD issued a memo in March requiring changes to how services protect their supply chains.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Industry , Victoria Espinel , DoD , Jon Boyens , NIST , Sandy Boyson , University of Maryland , Supply chain management , Supply chain risks , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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