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Top 10 cyber accomplishments since 2006

Federal News Radio polled current and former federal cybersecurity experts for their opinions on what were the most significant cybersecurity accomplishments since 2006 to secure federal networks and improve public- private partnerships. The accomplishments are in no particular order.

Tags: Cybersecurity Rising , technology , Jason Miller , DoD , DHS , GSA , NIST , OMB ,

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 01:22pm EDT

Cross-agency priorities give cyber an in with non-IT officials

White House senior director for cybersecurity Andy Ozment said budget folks are getting a better understanding of why cybersecurity is important thanks to the administration's high- priority governmentwide goals. NIST also is helping push the cross-agency goals forward from a technical perspective.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Donna Dodson , NIST , Andy Ozment , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , Trusted Internet Connections , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cross-agency goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/12/2012, 05:16am EDT

White House testing approach called for in draft cyber order

The Energy and Homeland Security departments are working with companies in the electricity sector to come up with a baseline set of cybersecurity standards. Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the framework is making a difference in how owners and operators secure their networks. But Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said without liability protections expansion of these efforts isn't likely.

Tags: technology , industry , cybersecurity , INSA , Michael Daniel , DHS , DoD , defense industrial base companies , Terry Roberts , Mike Rogers , House Intelligence Committee , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 05:33am EDT

Cybersecurity fails to live up to expectations, reflect reality

The administration has struggled to fulfill its promise to take enough concrete steps to make cybersecurity a national security priority. Experts say the White House fell short in several areas, most notably in getting comprehensive cyber legislation passed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Obama Impact , David Smith , Potomac Institute , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Patrick Howard , SecureInfo Corp. , Phyllis Schneck , McAfee , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Congress , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:40am EDT
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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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