Security / Cybersecurity


GAO report urges better planning, coordination of cyber workforces

Agencies are falling short in properly planning and coordinating their cybersecurity human capital, according to a GAO report.

In the intelligence community, a cosmic shift

With budget pressures bearing down and a workforce demanding mobile technology, intelligence agencies look to the cloud for solutions.

Buying Christmas presents online -- what do agencies allow?

Ambiguous language makes it unclear to federal employees whether they are allowed to use online shopping sites while at work.

DHS changes approach to border technology

The Homeland Security Department is developing 'capability-based' purchasing framework.

Cyber training no longer basic

Today's troops are getting the latest in high-tech training and education to learn how to combat a fast-moving cyber threat.

Cyber programs at a glance

Here is a look at some of the cyber training programs offered by the military services.

DHS still falling short in spending plan for border technology, GAO says

GAO scolds the Homeland Security Department for not fulfilling conditions set by COngress for border technology spending plan.

Proposal: A career path for federal cybersecurity pros

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education has drafted a framework to help professionalize this area of work and provide a path for federal career development.

Arrests made in malware scheme

Seven people have been charged in the scheme, which affected more than 4 million computers, including some at NASA.

SBInet redux? GAO criticizes gaps in planning for next border technologies

With the echoes of SBInet less than a year old, the Homeland Security Department is embarking on another $1.5 billion border technology strategy without sufficient planning, according to an audit.

NIST cloud roadmap: Too much too fast?

A new cloud roadmap aims to help the government speed up the cloud migration process but agencies should consider slowing down to make sure they prioritize security.

FedRAMP to become mandatory, fed CIO says

NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring contribute to cloud security

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!