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House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: House , Congress , Cybersecurity , DHS , Michael McCaul , NCCIC , House Homeland Security Committee , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT

OMB proposes new approach to guarantee federal website authenticity

The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.

Tags: Technology , OMB , Cybersecurity , Secure HTTP , federal websites , FTC , Ashkan Soltani , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:12pm EDT

Brennan says new CIA cyber branch part of digital evolution

The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies' turf.

Tags: Intelligence Community , CIA , John Brennan , Council on Foreign Relations , management , Cybersecurity , Reorganization , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:58am EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Tags: people , Technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Greg Godbout , EPA , 18F , Jonathan Kraden , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Office of Governmentwide Policy , Steve Grewal , Education Department , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

Retired Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, National Commissioner, CyberPatriot

Students are gathered in Washington to show off their chops in defending virtual networks and mobile devices. They're facing off against teams of professional aggressors. Middle and high-school aged finalists make up 28 teams in the seventh CyberPatriot National Finals. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch is the Commissioner of CyberPatriot National. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the finals.

Tags: Bernie Skoch , CyberPatriot , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , mobile , Cybersecurity , Technology

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:06am EDT
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Vince Crisler, Partner, Fortalice Solutions

Over the past year, it seems like every bad cybersecurity scenario that could happen has happened. What might be scarier is the threat you can't see the backdoor embedded in something you buy. A router or switch, for example. Federal agencies and their contractors are under a mandate to ensure cybersecurity not only for the products they buy, but also for the chain of suppliers involved in the manufacturing of finished systems. How do you do that? Vince Crisler, a partner at Fortalice Solutions, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Vince Crisler , Fortalice Solutions , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Cybersecurity

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:07am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing the bounds of cybersecurity. It's moving from the idea of defense in-depth -- or even the popular continuous monitoring -- to a concept called orchestration. Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, and Paul Nguyen, president of CGS Invotas, tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how orchestration is giving OPM a head start on protecting its networks and applications.

Tags: Jason Miller , OPM , Cybersecurity , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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OPM orchestrates cyber protections through automation

Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, said by detailing specific processes, his organization can protect the network in near real-time and ensure threats or vulnerabilities do not put the entire infrastructure at a greater risk.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , OPM , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:54pm EDT
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Government to drop charges in federal employee hacking case

A National Weather Service employee accused of illegally accessing a restricted federal computer database containing information about the nation's dams, stealing information and lying to federal investigators will have charges against her dismissed if a judge approves the prosecution's request.

Tags: Xiafen Chen , National Weather Service , Cybersecurity , NOAA , hacking , dams

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:00pm EDT

Acting DoD CIO Halvorsen accepts permanent tech chief role

Terry Halvorsen, a former Navy CIO, assumed the role of permanent CIO on Sunday, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , CIO , DoD , Cybersecurity , Cloud computing , Teri Takai , Pentagon

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:37am EDT
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