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DHS' push for clearer cyber authorities moves to the House

Larry Zelvin, the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, is expected to tell the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that the implementation of the advanced intrusion detection and prevention program known as Einstein is hampered by the lack of clarity of the exact role DHS is allowed to play under the current set of cybersecurity laws.

Tags: technology , DHS , Larry Zelvin , FBI , Joseph Demarest , cybersecurity , Congress , House Homeland Security Committee , Heartbleed , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:10am EDT

Sascha Meinrath, New America Foundation

Security breaches in government and the private sector show that no network is completely safe. Now with funding from the State Department and USAID, the New America Foundation is promoting the idea of what it calls mesh networks small, home-built communications systems that don't rely on the Internet. Sascha Meinrath is the founder of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive and said the networks can support things like phone service, file sharing, and instant messaging.

Tags: Sasha Meinrath , New America Foundation , Open Technology Institute , mesh networks , technology , privacy , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:42am EDT
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DoD, intelligence community finding common enterprise IT ground

The intelligence community and the Defense Department are both trying to build IT networks that attempt to get rid of IT stovepipes. In the process, they've found a few ways to work together.

Tags: DoD , ODNI , Al Tarasiuk , JIE , ICITE , technology , cloud computing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:39am EDT
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Intel agencies ready to start deploying shared IT systems

After two years of planning, the intelligence community is ready to start deploying the set of common IT services that make up the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE).

Tags: ODNI , NGA , James Clapper , Letitia Long , Jared Serbu , cloud computing

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:54am EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , DHS , NIST , industry , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Obama administration looks to standardize agencies' FOIA regulations

Amid a Congressional push to add new teeth to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act, federal officials insist they are taking steps on their own to make sure agencies release information to the public. Among the efforts is a move to standardize agency rules around FOIA and create a single Web portal for FOIA requests.

Tags: Freedom of Information Act , Congress , Melanie Pustay , Miriam Nisbet , Amy Bennett , Daniel Metcalfe , FOIA Act , Jared Serbu ,

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:29am EDT
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Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , management , technology , Michael OConnell , transparency , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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NGA transforms into dynamic geospatial service provider

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is focusing on four programs to add more value to how it delivers GIS content and services to the DoD and intelligence communities. Director Letitia Long said the community is in phase three of the evolution of using and sharing geospatial information.

Tags: technology , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency , DoD , Letitia Long , ESRI , Geospatial information , ICITE , Intelligence community , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:51am EST
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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Tags: technology , health IT , VA , Defense Health Agency , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Dave Bowen , AFGE , Richard Thomas , Gerald Manar , Veterans of Foreign Wars , Eric Jenkins , Lorraine Landfried , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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