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Private security guards ill-equipped for federal workplace shooting situations

Audits find contract security personnel, which make up the vast majority of the Federal Protective Service's workforce, receive no meaningful training on how to deal with armed attackers. And many operators of X-ray machines and metal detectors at building entrances likely have never been trained to properly use them.

Tags: DHS , Federal Protective Service , Congress , GAO , Mark Goldstein , Stephen Amitay , David Wright , Jared Serbu , management

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:32am EST
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The human aspect of security

Terry Gudaitis , owner/principal of Mindstar Security discusses how social media impacts security at your agency.
September 10, 2013

Tags: technology , information technology , IT security , FISMA , FedRAMP , social media , Terry Gudaitis , Cyveillance , Mindstar Security , FourSquare , spear phishing , malware , Twitter , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 10:35pm EDT
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DoD to unite IT, building control systems along same cyber lines

The Defense chief information officer is expected to update one directive to expand the number and type of devices that must meet the military's cybersecurity requirements. The Pentagon also will issue a second revised directive to move DoD closer to civilian agencies around risk management of IT systems.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Daryl Haegley , industrial control systems , DHS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:55am EDT
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FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Tags: NASA , Frank Wolf , Congress , David Weaver , Jared Serbu , workforce , management , House Appropriations Committee , FBI

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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New standards for federal building security coming

Interagency Security Committee submitted a three-part standard to OMB for review. This new guidance would give agencies a standard approach to developing comprehensive security plans. But some lawmakers say the committee doesn't have enough authority and wants legislation to create minimum building security standards.

Tags: mngt , Stephen Lynch , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Sue Armstrong , DHS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FPS , Federal Protective Service , GSA , David Wright , AFGE , building security , workplace safety , security

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 07:12am EDT
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