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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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AFFIRM honors White House aide for cyber leadership

Heidi Avery is deputy assistant to the President for homeland security, on the National Security Staff.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Heidi Avery , AFFIRM , Federal Drive , OMB

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:23am EDT

Obama administration sets housing agency pay caps

As the White House clamps down on excessive pay at public housing authorities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to set a maximum salary ceiling of $155,000 for public housing agency officials.

Tags: HUD

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:48am EDT

White House directive behind Stuxnet virus

The New York Times reports the efforts, code name "Olympic Games", began during the Bush administration and one of the strings of code that accidentally became public became known as Stuxnet.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Stuxnet , New York Times , In Depth

Friday - 06/01/2012, 08:53pm EDT

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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