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Democrats' platform continues call for 'remaking' of government

The Democratic Party platform, released Tuesday, is short on specifics about the federal workforce, particularly relating to federal pay or the size of the federal workforce. However, the platform does cite President Barack Obama's efforts to pare back overly burdensome regulations and his proposed consolidation of federal agencies. "President Obama and the Democrats are committed to rethinking, reforming, and remaking our government so that it can meet the challenges of our time," the authors of the platform wrote.

Tags: Democratic platform , government reorganization , regulations , AFGE , J. David Cox , Jack Moore , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:58pm EDT

NIST : Eye scans are in, fingerprints are out

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new draft of its biometric identification standards.

Tags: NIST , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 10:05am EDT

National lab seeks cybersecurity research partners

The Cybersecurity Technologies Research Lab's goals include building the scientific foundation for cybersecurity research, developing critical relationships and testing solutions in real-world situations.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Technologies Research Lab , Sandia National Laboratory , Lockheed Martin

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:26am EDT

All cyber bills center on government control, report says

A Heritage Foundation report said of all the cybersecurity bills before Congress right now, the most important issue is the government would regulate activities in both the public and private sector.

Tags: cybersecurity , Federal Drive , technology , Congress

Friday - 05/25/2012, 08:52am EDT

Board created to update FedRAMP security standards

The committee charged with assuring cloud computing services meet federal cyber standards under the FedRAMP program will have seven broad responsibilities.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , GSA , FedRAMP , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:48am EST

Survey reveals increase in cyber attacks

Arbor Networks surveyed 114 large organizations. It found that last year, 90 percent experienced one denial of service attack every month. A few experienced 50 attacks per month.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:16am EST

FBI charges former Federal Reserve contract employee

The FBI says a former contract employee at the Federal Reserve Bank stole a software property code to a $9.5 million program.

Tags: FBI , Federal Reserve , Bo Zhang , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , technology

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 07:22am EST

'Zeus' virus disguised as CERT email

Homeland Security Computer Emergency Response Team is warning government agencies about a new variant of the keystroke-logging "Zeus" virus.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 08:44am EST

White House to propose national cyber plan

The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , White House

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 08:30am EDT