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The Office of Management and Budget released a new memo Tuesday detailing the steps and deadlines agencies must meet to implement information-system continuous monitoring. The mandate comes on the heels of the General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department releasing the first task order for continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) tools and sensors, of which Federal News Radio has exclusive details.
Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to many of the Homeland Security Department's cybersecurity efforts. Doug Maughan, director of DHS' Cybersecurity Division in the department's Science and Technology Directorate, discussed the department's cyber partnerships as part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.
The chief information and chief technology offices at the Commerce Department have generated more than $200 million in savings by taking a collaborative approach to purchasing IT and cybersecurity products.
A unified IT architecture will create innumerable benefits to government and the private sector companies that serve its technology needs. But, disparate policymaking responsibilities across organizations such as OMB, GSA, NIST, DHS, and DoD make it difficult to realize that end game, say former federal executives Karen Evans and Julie Anderson.
The troubled HealthCare.gov website has been the subject of at least one attempted but unsuccessful cyber attack, according to one of the of the Homeland Security Department's top cyber officials. Lawmakers at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing said the consolidation of personal information and the glitch-prone website are cause for concern.
A self-described "hacktivist" will spend 10 years in prison for illegally accessing computer systems of law enforcement agencies and government contractors. Before hearing his sentence, an unrepentant Jeremy Hammond told a federal judge that his goal was to expose injustices by the private intelligence industry when he joined forces with Anonymous. "Yes I broke the law, but I believe sometimes laws must be broken in order to make room for change," he said. The Chicago computer whiz and college dropout insisted his hacking days are over but added, "I still believe in hacktivism as a form of civil disobedience."
Google is warning U.S. lawmakers that U.S. spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a "splinter net" that could hurt American business. In the first public testimony before Congress by a major technology company since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden disclosed top secret surveillance programs, Google said it should be allowed to provide the public more information about government demands for user data.
In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed.
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On this week's Capital Impact show, Liberty Group Ventures President Kiersten Todt will discuss how corporations and the general public are handling the rollout of the cybersecurity framework.
November 13, 2013
Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu was on-site at the 2013 AUSA Conference. While there, Jared had the chance to speak with Army officials on some of the biggest topics and issues facing the service.