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Agencies improving security of IT networks slowly, but surely

The White House released updated progress report on the cross-agency cybersecurity goals and found most agencies improved. The administration said more agencies are using smart cards to log onto their networks and more are implementing continuous monitoring.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , White House , Andy Ozment , cross-agency goals , HSPD-12 , TIC , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 06/10/2013, 05:26am EDT
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DHS putting post-FISMA approach to cyber through a trial run

Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.

Tags: technology , DHS , Jeff Eisensmith , OMB , Coast Guard , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Citizenship and Immigration Services , cybersecurity , ongoing authorizations , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:30am EDT
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White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , HSPD-12 , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Rewrite of cyber circular aims to 'break some china'

A group of experts released a white paper recommending changes to OMB Circular A-130. The suggestions center on continuous monitoring, the role of DHS in overseeing FISMA and the definitions of a major IT system and a national security system.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Circular A-130 , national security systems , Karen Evans , Dan Chenok , Frank Reeder , Jim Lewis , CSIS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 03:55pm EDT
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Timeline: Cybersecurity Milestones, 2006-2012

A look at the events shaping cybersecurity policy in the federal government over the past six years.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , timeline , Cybersecurity Rising , DoD , OMB , U.S. Cyber Command , U.S. Cyber Challenge , FISMA , Common Access Card , Howard Schmidt , Stuxnet

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 12:28pm EDT

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

Six years after the Veterans Affairs data breach, civilian agency networks and computers are more secure. Current and former federal officials and cyber experts say from secretaries on down, the threat of a cyber attack and the impact on mission is well understood.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Rising , Dan Chenok , IBM , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jeff Eisensmith , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , Paul Nicholas , Microsoft , TIC , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , FISMA , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:32am EDT
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DHS details services, tools needed to better defend federal networks

The draft solicitation asks for 15 toolsets and 11 service areas to help agencies implement continuous monitoring as-a-service and to buy sensors. DHS has asked vendors on GSA Schedule 70 to comment on the requirements.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , cybersecurity , GSA schedule , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/22/2012, 05:38pm 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 , White House , HSPD-12 , Trusted Internet Connections , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cross-agency goals , Jason Miller

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

OMB reemphasizes move to continuous monitoring in FISMA guidance

The annual reporting memo gives agencies 57 questions and answers as they prepare their 2012 cybersecurity report.

Tags: technology , FISMA , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats

The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , NIST , FISMA , FedRAMP , John Streufert , Ron Ross , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:56am EDT
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