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VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th straight year

The Veterans Affairs Department will not receive the final results for its 2014 FISMA audit until next spring, but auditors already have informed IT officials that they've identified material weaknesses for the 16th year in a row. Department IT officials say progress on closing IG recommendations and securing their systems and data is real.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , FISMA , continuous readiness in information security program , Stephen Warren , technology , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/17/2014, 03:46am EST
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Army's move to enterprise email kicked culture transformation into gear

Mike Krieger, the former Army deputy CIO/G6, retired after 35 years in government. He says the move to email-as-a-service in the cloud provided the Army the roadmap to change how it looks at shared services.

Tags: technology , Mike Krieger , Army , cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:41am EST
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Cybersecurity troubles looming

The military is redoubling its efforts to look at cybersecurity.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:29am EST

Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance

It's no surprise that guarding against cyber threats is a priority for agencies. Data breaches at Homeland Security and a computer threat at the White House are just a few of many recent cyber attacks to hit the federal government. Agency officials say security policies are important but so is employee training. The Fort Meade Alliance surveyed government IT professionals and found more than 60 percent agreed cyber training should be a top priority. Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade Alliance, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the survey.

Tags: Deon Viergutz , DHS , Fort Meade Alliance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , data breaches , training , workforce

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:50am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps peg 2017 as the date they'll integrate their public internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this and more in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , DoD , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:09am EST
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Michael Brown, Vice President of Security Product Management, BlackBerry

The Defense Department is upgrading its military networks to increase its access to different types mobile technology. But many secruity experts say the gold standard for smartphones is still the Blackberry. Michael Brown is vice president of security product management and research for BlackBerry. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the importance of mobile security for federal agencies.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , Industry Chatter , industry , mobile , DoD , defense

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:26pm EST
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Goode out, Toler promoted as DHS cyber roles churn

Brendan Goode, the director of the Network Security Deployment division in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), is leaving for the private sector. Danny Toler, deputy director of Federal Network Resilience division, will replace him.

Tags: people , DHS , Brendan Goode , Danny Toler , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 11/07/2014, 12:14pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the CIO with FEMA's Adrian Gardner

Adrian Gardner, chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, joined Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around the agency's resilience and security review, mobility, and IT governance, among other topics.

Tags: Adrian Gardner , FEMA , Ask the CIO , online chat , Jason Miller , mobility , cloud computing , big data

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:00pm EST

Doug Maughan, Director of Cybersecurity Division, DHS

First, the Department of Homeland Security had the Car Wash. Now, it has the SWAMP - the latest effort to improve the quality and reliability of apps running on government networks. In part 2 of his interview with Doug Maughan, director of the Cybersecurity Division in DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller asked Maughan how SWAMP is improving software assurance.

Tags: Doug Maughan , DHS , technology , SWAMP , Car Wash , apps , Science & Technology Directorate , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:56pm EST
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