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Cyber experts call for creation of new agency

The Center for a New American Security is proposing a new federal agency to coordinate the government's cybersecurity efforts. Dr. Kristin Lord, vice president and director of studies at the center, gives us details.

Tags: Kristin Lord , Center for a New American Security , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Ruben Gomez , DHS

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:17pm EDT
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State Dept. puts embassies on alert after bin Laden killing

The State Department early Monday put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the heightened possibility for anti-American violence after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , State , embassies , national security , CIA , DoD

Monday - 05/02/2011, 12:43am EDT

Fusion Centers facing growing pains

One DHS official said efforts to encourage collaboration between federal and local law enforcement agencies are off to a good start. But he said the full potential of fusion centers isn't being realized yet.

Tags: Defense , fusion centers , management , technology , FBI , DHS , Bart Johnson , Matthew Drake , Kerry Sleeper , Elaine Cummings , PM-ISE , CSIS , information sharing , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:44am EST
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How GSA decides FIPS 201 compliance

GSA certified that GPO complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard 201, which sets requirements to ensure that identification cards are secure and resistant to fraud. GSA's David Temoshok explains the process for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , GSA , GPO , HSPD 12 , technology , David Temoshok , HSPD-12 , DHS , secure identity management

Friday - 11/19/2010, 10:41am EST
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Bill to require private sector reporting of cyber attacks

The senate is considering a bill that would require all private sector companies to report cyber attacks.

Tags: cyber , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , botnet , cyber attack , Stuxnet , Stuxnet wormm , legislation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Nextgov

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:19pm EST

Secure ID by the government, for the government

Every federal employee is supposed to have a Secure ID card under HSPD-12, a Bush-era presidential directive. If an agency wants those cards made by another federal agency, there's only one choice: the GPO. GPO's Steve LeBlanc explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , HSPD-12 , DHS , Steve LeBlanc , GPO , Government Printing Office , Suzanne Kubota , technology , GSA , secure identity management

Monday - 11/15/2010, 10:56am EST
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Cybersecurity leadership changes with new Congress

As the dust settles from the midterm elections, look for changes to how cybersecurity matters are handled on Capitol Hill. Homeland Security NewsWire is reporting that Representatives Peter King of New York and Darrell Issa of California will likely chair two committees with cybersecurity oversight.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , 2010 Election , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , IT , Peter King , Darrell Issa , Federal Drive , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Election 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 11:50am EDT

Va. congressman asks DHS to release drunk driving report

A local congressman has asked the federal government to release documents related to an illegal immigrant accused with killing a nun while driving drunk.

Tags: Carlos Montano , Jeanette M. Mosier , Frank Wolf , Charlie Deane

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 12:55pm EDT
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