Policy


Infrastructure

How DHS is helping implement the cyber framework

C3 program will help critical infrastructure operators with readiness and risk management.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD launches new spectrum strategy

In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.

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The cyber framework: What's next

Some in the private sector argue that legislation will be needed to provide the incentives necessary for the NIST standards to be widely adopted.

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FCC plans new basis for old network neutrality rules

The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.

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IP switch could threaten FAA systems, says integrator

Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.

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GAO: Better guidance needed on Computer Matching Act

OMB needs to be more consistent if the law is to achieve its purpose of avoiding waste and duplication, a new report says.

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'Patchwork' of state laws complicates data breach response

Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.

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Obama signs contractor minimum wage order

The executive order will apply only to new federal contracts or contract replacements beginning next year.

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Cyber framework promising but may need more

Response has been generally positive, but concerns remain about privacy, incentives and other items not addressed by the framework.

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Cloud brokers: Stretching the benefits beyond IT

Brokers are becoming an integral part of helping the public sector realize the full benefits of cloud technology.

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White House unveils cybersecurity framework

The primary targets of the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are the owners and operators of privately run critical infrastructure.

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Air Force looks to shared services for help with IT acquisition

The Air Force is increasingly handling its IT purchasing problems by partnering with other Pentagon agencies and the private sector.