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Pentagon greenlights Army's cloud-based intelligence system

A decade in the making, the Army gets the nod to start deploying a multi-billion dollar computing infrastructure to support intelligence work.

Tags: DoD , Army , DCGS-A , Palantir Technologies , intelligence , Stephen Fogarty , Harold Greene , Jared Serbu , technology

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:39am EST
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Obama issues agencies new policies for combating insider threats

President Barack Obama has issued new agency standards for protecting classified information from insider threats. In a Presidential Memorandum issued Wednesday, Obama provided the heads of executive branch departments and agencies the new National Insider Threat Policy as well as the minimum standards to be employed by each agency in standing up its own insider-threat programs. Details on the new policy and the standards were not made public.

Tags: insider threats , Barack Obama , cybersecurity , WikiLeaks

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 07:40pm EST

Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , electronic health record , health IT , veterans benefits , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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GSA, ISE begin work on creating a standards-based acquisition process

The two agencies met this week to figure out how best to implement the recommendations in a white paper from ACT-IAC. The approach detailed in the document follows closely the methodology used to develop the NIEM and FICAM standards.

Tags: Management , GSA , Kathleen Turco , Information Sharing Environment , Kshemendra Paul , ACT-IAC , standards , identity management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:10am EST
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NSA: More safeguards needed to protect networks from cyber attacks

Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation's networks to a higher level of security is multifold.

Tags: Debora Plunkett , NSA , cybersecurity , networks , infrastructure , mobile ,

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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On cyber defense, U.S. ‘stuck at the starting line'

NSA, DHS taking steps to improve information sharing by creating a set of standardized technical specifications that let machines detect cyber threats and communicate them to one another in real-time. Whole of government approach is starting to take shape when it comes to cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , National Security Agency , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , Keith Alexander , Robert Joyce , Larry Zelvin , Jared Serbu , Symantec Government Symposium ,

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:25am EST
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DHS broadens public-private efforts to combat cyber risks

Mark Weatherford, DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, discusses how the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is at the core of an effort to bring government and industry closer together to respond to threats against critical infrastructure.
October 25, 2012

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Rising , Mark Weatherford , DHS , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 05:43pm EDT
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Top Cybersecurity Accomplishments, 2006-2012

Federal News Radio polled current and former federal cybersecurity experts for their opinion on what were the most significant accomplishments since 2006 to secure federal networks and improve public-private partnerships. The list blends suggestions of more than 10 authorities on federal cybersecurity. The accomplishments are in no particular order.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Howard Schmidt , DHS , DoD , Cyber Command , Cybersecurity Rising

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 03:13am EDT

Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than "glorified ID cards." NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

Tags: technology , acquisition , identity management , Tom McCarty , DHS , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Sharon James , IRS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , cloud computing , back-end attribute exchange , GSA , PortfolioStat , HSPD-12 , AFCEA Bethesda , ACT-IAC , standards based acquisition model , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:01am EDT
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New cybersecurity threat could revive legislation

Congress has a lot of unfinished business to tackle during its lame duck session expected in November. The House Intelligence Committee chairman thinks new threat information could push cyber legislation up the priority list.

Tags: technology , Congress , cybersecurity , National Security Agency , U.S. Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , House Intelligence Committee , Mike Rogers , CISPA , Jared Serbu , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Friday - 10/05/2012, 05:06am EDT
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