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HSPD-12: What's Next?

With the new Obama administration, HSPD-12 will gain greater importance as the government prepares for next phase.

Tags: security , technology , identity management , Access Control , Booz Allen , identity theft , Identity Data , smart card , NASA , Corinne Irwin , NIST

Wednesday - 08/19/2009, 04:21pm EDT

Background checks challenged in court

The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute between NASA and some of its independent contractors over required security checks, a decision that could affect how the federal government investigates the background of current and future employees.

Tags: management , technology , HSPD-12 , security , NASA , Supreme Court , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , contracting

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 09:40am EST

Whitepaper outlines identity issues for federal website users

As federal government launches pilot programs, CDT's whitepaper aims to help.

Tags: technology , Center for Democracy and Technology , user-centric identity , Heather West , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 09:00pm EST

OMB launches cloud storefront,

The Web site's goal is to make it easier for agencies to obtain cloud computing services. The administration also wants to change policy and budget to meet new approach to technology.

Tags: technology , contracting , Vivek Kundra , GSA , OMB , NASA , DoE , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Nebula

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 05:06pm EDT

USPS most trusted agency, again

New survey finds Postal Services keeps information secure

Tags: technology , management , USPS , Ponemon Institute , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 02/06/2009, 02:44pm EST

OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics

CIOs and agency security officers will have to answer more than 50 questions as part of a three-step cybersecurity review. OMB to finalize the new standards in coming weeks and experts expect them to change to focus more on automating controls. OMB also wants more data on current and future cybersecurity spending.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , DHS , FISMA , cybersecurity , metrics , FDCC , TIC , Networx , A-11

Friday - 05/14/2010, 03:13pm EDT

New privacy handbook brings consistency to DHS

Document addresses safeguarding personal information

Tags: management , OMB , JM , DHS , Hugo Teufel , Sensitive data , Data encryption , SORN

Monday - 12/08/2008, 07:06am EST

The tug-of-war between security and privacy

Privacy advocates often find themselves at odds with those who favor stepped up cybersecurity. But are the two camps destined to be at odds with each other always? A conference now underway is examining the tug of war between the two sides.

Tags: technology , CFP , Stewart Baker , Bruce Schnier , Valerie Caproni , FBI

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 07:21am EDT

Agency still struggling with FDCC

OMB report to Congress says 10 agencies implemented standard configuration

Tags: technology , OMB , GSA , Microsoft , cybersecurity , FISMA , certification and accreditation , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , Security LOB

Friday - 03/06/2009, 12:20pm EST

Privacy not taking back seat to security, cyberchief says

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt says his office will focus on privacy as much as it will focus on cybersecurity. He says the government can't have security without privacy. Experts say they are pleased with Schmidt's initial ideas, but wonder where the privacy oversight board is.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , Daniel Akaka , White House , Greg Nojeim , Center for Democracy and Technology , Privacy Act , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Friday - 01/29/2010, 06:37am EST
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