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Cyberattacks pose threat to states too

Cyberattacks on state and federal databases are "one of the nation's greatest emerging threats", warned Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Martin O'Malley

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 09:30am EST

OPM's new cyber worker definition to improve hiring

The agency and the CIO Council creates a list of the competencies cybersecurity workers need. OPM's Kichak said agencies will have a common understanding of the skills and abilities these employees need.

Tags: Technology , management , Nancy Kichak , OPM , CIO Council , Cybersecurity , cybersecurity workforce , hiring authorities , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:03am EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , Cybersecurity , Technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , industry , Information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Tags: Technology , management , Contracting , Cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , VA , DHS , education , OMB , cyberstats , collaboration , agile development , IT budget , program oversight , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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VA CIO: centralize to increase cybersecurity

Government IT systems are at increased risk to inside and outside threats because departments lack centralized budget and operational authority over their IT systems, says Roger Baker.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , VA , Cybersecurity , Roger Baker

Friday - 02/25/2011, 09:30am EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: Technology , Contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , VA , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , Cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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NASA hacker enters plea

A Texas man who admitted hacking into the computer systems of a Minnesota company and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , NASA , hack , Goddard Space Flight Center

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:30am EST

DoD wants common cyber picture

The Cyber Command is focused on achieving real-time capabilities, but the director of current operations said they still have serious work to do. He appealed to industry leaders for help designing a sufficient platform.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , DoD , Cyber Command , John Davis , AFCEA , cybersecurity workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:36am EST

VOA Web site hit by Iranian hackers

A group of computer hackers hijacked websites run by the Voice of America this week, sending its online traffic to an Internet website claimed to be run by the Iranian Cyber Army.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , VOA , State , Iran , Iranian Cyber Army

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 09:30am EST

Air Force hiring secret imaginary cyberfriends

The Air Force wants to create a whole unit of non-existent identities on social media sites.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Air Force , social media , RFP , Facebook , Twitter

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 08:30am EST
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