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DHS shutdown, furloughs dominate subcommittee hearing

A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.

Tags: House , House Homeland Security Committee , House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies , DHS , budget , cromnibus , continuing resolution , Bennie Thompson , Secret Service , CBP , furloughs , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 06:12pm EST

Bill targets pornography viewing on agency computers

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a new bill to stop federal employees from using work computers to watch pornography.

Tags: Mark Meadows , technology , House , Congress , pornography , EPA , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:32pm EST

OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Tags: technology , Grant Schneider , OMB , DHS , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Michael Daniel , E-Gov Cyber Unit , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

When if comes to cybersecurity, who's your daddy? In your case, it's the White House. Federal agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider is a federal cybersecurity advisor at OMB. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect in the coming months.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OMB , Grant Schneider

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 08:26am EST
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New cyber threat center to fill gaps in information sharing

The White House announced Tuesday the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Center to improve coordination and collaboration of information about computer network security. The Director of National Intelligence will oversee the CTIC, and it will be modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center.

Tags: technology , White House , Lisa Monaco , Woodrow Wilson Center , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , NCTC , information sharing , Christian Beckner , The George Washington Center for Cyber and Homeland Security , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 03:43am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announces a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking is not new. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more about the new center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , National Counterterrorism Center ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:54am EST
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Justin Herman, Social Media Program Lead, GSA

Cyber-vandalism presents a serious threat to agencies. Just ask U.S. Central Command. As several attacks over the past year proved, users need ways to prevent or at least counter intrusions of social media accounts. That's where the Social Media Cyber-Vandalism Toolkit comes in. It's a new "living document" from the General Services Administration. Justin Herman, the Social Media Program Lead in the Office of Innovative Technologies at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's in the guide.

Tags: Justin Herman , GSA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , social media ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:46am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announced Tuesday a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking isn't a new one. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

Tags: Jason Miller , NCTC , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Good help is hard to find. That's especially true at federal agencies looking for smarts in cybersecurity and financial auditing. The latest look-see by the Government Accountability Office shows a number of mission-critical skills gaps in federal agencies. What can agencies do to fill the gaps? Robert Goldenkoff, the director of Strategic Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , skills gap , Management

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 09:36am EST
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