Security / Cybersecurity


E-mail monitoring must protect whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel reminds agencies not to try to stifle reports of wrongdoing.

IG: DHS needs protection from employees' portable devices

Primarily for consumers, portable devices lack security features needed survive in a government environment.

Should DOD be taking more risks with mobility?

DOD's intrinsic risk aversion challenges its ability to stay current with mobile capabilities, and some of its leaders believe it's time to rethink that caution.

DOD balances security, cost and ease in mobility plan

DOD's new mobile strategy intended to 'keep DOD workforce relevant' through a comprehensive approach to the technologies.

Senator urges vote on cyber law before 'cyber 9/11' occurs

Dramatic rhetoric underscores importance of cybersecurity legislation.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Déjà vu all over again

Although the concerns have morphed a bit, the government is still struggling to address the challenges FCW highlighted in our first issues back in 1987.

Tom Davis

Tom Davis: A reformer on the Hill

Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) focused Congress' attention on acquisition reforms.

Lynn McNulty

Lynn McNulty: The grandfather of federal cybersecurity

Lynn McNulty emphasized security not as a constraint but as an e-government enabler.

DHS accelerates cyber workforce development

New initaitive will zero in on efforts to man the cyber frontlines.

VanRoekel: IT reform 'a shock to the system'

Less than two years in the making, the plan to transform federal IT management has seen some significant milestones.

Senators drafting bipartisan compromise on cybersecurity legislation

As Congress battles over cybersecurity laws, a few lawmakers are looking for agreement.