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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Tags: Acquisition , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , DoD , Trey Hodgkins , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Jonathan Cedarbaum , WilmerHale , NIST , Jason Miller , Emile Monette

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , NIST , cyber framework , Einstein 3 , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , NIST , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , Barack Obama , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

NIST, industry begin journey to develop cyber framework

Collaboration and a better way to measure risk emerge as the two main factors in developing a more integrated approach to protecting critical infrastructure systems and networks. At the first of four workshops, NIST got the lowdown from owners and operators as well as information sharing centers on what's working and what needs to be at the forefront as the framework is developed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Pat Gallagher , information sharing , Industry , Tim Roxey , NERC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 06:24am EDT
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Cybersecurity executive order

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the impact of the cybersecurity executive order signed by President Obama.
February 21, 2013

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , congress , Allen Scott , Afzal Bari , Alan Holmes , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , State of the Union , President Obama

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:37pm EST
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White House issues cyber order, giving NIST, DHS lead roles

Senior administration officials say the Executive Order is not a replacement for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, but the start of a new conversation for how best to protect the nation's critical infrastructure. NIST released an RFI Tuesday as part of its effort to create a voluntary, flexible framework. And DHS will expand the number of companies the government shares classified and unclassified cyber threat information with through the Defense Industrial Base pilot.

Tags: cybersecurity , Barack Obama , technology , Industry , White House , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller , information sharing

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 12:00am EST

Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

The White House issued a seven-page executive order Saturday directing U.S. spy agencies to share intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the military was prepared to retaliate if the U.S. is attacked by cyberweapons.

Tags: cybersecurity , Leon Panetta , DHS , NSA

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 03:37am EDT

Napolitano: President close to finalizing executive order on cyber

Napolitano said there were a few outstanding issues and President Barack Obama has not yet reviewed the document.

Tags: Janet Napolitano , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Barack Obama , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:24am EDT

Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tags: VA , DoD , HHS , education , mental health , Barack Obama , Veterans of Foreign Wars , John Hamilton , American Legion , Brian Bertges , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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As deadline hits, what agencies do diversity well?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss which agencies are doing well when it comes to workforce diversity. Agencies' diversity plans are due today.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , diversity , workforce , hiring , In Depth

Friday - 03/16/2012, 03:47pm EDT
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