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Panel hits DHS on fusion centers

Designed to enable information-sharing among law enforcement agencies at various levels of government, fusion centers have instead become 'part of the problem,' Senate panel charges.

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Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

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Is cybersecurity legislation still alive?

Although Congress couldn't agree on cybersecurity legislation earlier this year, at least one member insists it's still possible.

Energy Commission creates cybersecurity division in bid to secure critical infrastructure

With cybersecurity legislation so far going nowhere, the agency that oversees the power grid is taking action on its own.

Cybersecurity concerns trouble feds

While agency leaders and federal policymakers talk about cybersecurity legislation and cyber threats, many federal employees believe the government is struggling to comply with its own standards, survey reveals.

DHS’ IT overhaul is paying off, but challenges lie ahead

GAO finds some shortcomings in DHS's information sharing efforts, alomg with budget challenges, that could hamper further progress on the ambitious undertaking.

Former top DOD officials skewer Congress over sequestration

In a rare joint appearance, two former DOD leaders to take Congress to task for exacerbating the top U.S. threats: budget cuts and the national debt.

Executive order could institute controversial cybersecurity measures

A rumored order would allegedly implement parts of a bill that stalled in Congress this year.

Senator urges executive order on cybersecurity

In lieu of legislation, the president could boost cybersecurity himself, and at least one lawmaker thinks he should.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

Budget pressures, workforce woes and cyber threats converge

A shortage of skilled IT pros comes at a time when cybersecurity must compete for sparse funding.

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