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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIO switching DHS components, HUD stuck in 2005

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Another senior technology official at DHS is on the move; HUD quietly extended the HITS contracts to Lockheed Martin and HP Enterprise Services; Defense CIO Teri Takai doesn't have a lot of good things to say about the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and a new DHS office will raise the level of focus on critical infrastructure security.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DHS , HUD , FITARA , Thomas Michelli , technology , Lockheed Martin , Teri Takai , DoD , OCIA , NPPD , Suzanne Spaulding , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 05:03pm EST

Education bucks the cyber trend, brings capabilities in-house

The Education Department's new security operations center reached initial operations capability in 2013 featuring six tools to improve the protection of its network and data. Steve Grewal, Education's chief information security officer, said a move to cloud and mobile computing requires the agency to have more visibility and accountability into how vendors protect its network.
March 6, 2014

Tags: technology , Steve Grewal , Education Department , continuous monitoring , security operations center , HSPD-12 , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:14am EST
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FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , DISA , Maria Roat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , industry , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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Continuous monitoring deadlines push agencies to think big cyber thoughts

Departments have a week to finalize their plans to implement information security continuous monitoring by 2017. State and DHS already are heading down the new cyber path, and are excited to take advantage of the standard suite of products and services under the CDM contract.

Tags: technology , DHS , Margie Graves , Peter Gouldmann , State Department , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , GSA , Steve Viar , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:11am EST
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Emergency zombie warnings make Coburn's list of federal cyber failures

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) report on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in the federal government examined more than 40 inspector general audits and revealed gaping holes in the security of agencies' systems.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Senate , technology , hacking , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:44am EST

How to improve cybersecurity through acquisition

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Cybersecurity for GSA's Office of Mission Assurance, and Carter Schoenberg, director of Cyber Security Services at CALIBRE systems, join host John Gilroy to talk about how to use the acquisition process to improve cybersecurity at your agency.
February 18, 2014

Tags: acquisition , technology , Emile Monette , GSA , Office of Mission Assurance , Carter Schoenberg , CALIBRE Systems , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , NIST 800-53

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 09:08pm EST
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Rollout of the cybersecurity framework

On this week's Capital Impact show, executives from Liberty Group Ventures discuss the roll out of the administration's new cyber framework and how it will affect the private sector.
February 13, 2014.

Tags: Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government Capital Impact , Kiersten Todt Coon , Roger Cressey , acquisition , cyber framework , NIST , Liberty Group Ventures LLC

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:25pm EST
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White House cyber framework focuses on flexibility, risk for critical infrastructure providers

NIST led the year-long effort to develop the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Agencies now must review regulations to ensure alignment with the framework. DHS also launches a new voluntary program that will offer access to a variety of federal resources to help companies improve cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , NIST , DHS , Michael Daniel , White House , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , critical infrastructure providers , Energy , Daniel Poneman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:15pm EST

What they're saying about the cybersecurity framework

Government officials, associations and companies are offering insight and comments on the recently released White House cyber framework.

Tags: White House , technology

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 08:51am EST

DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Tags: technology , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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