Non-compliant cloud providers could cause an oversight problem for the agencies they serve, but beyond that the repercussions remain in flux.
Some contractors could be excluded from working with the Pentagon without knowing they have been excluded, an industry group says.
Aside from addressing immediate privacy concerns, the president’s overhaul plan will set precedents to be applied to future cybersecurity operations.
The recommendations would represent a more decisive step than reform efforts outlined by the president earlier this week.
Legislation would create a Government Transformation Board empowered to impose its will on recalcitrant agencies.
The upcoming NIST cyber framework will provide some structure, but a new report says additional measures will be needed to implement a comprehensive management plan for federal IT security.
DOD agencies are testing framework with controlled unclassified information.
The former Pentagon chief decried Obama administration leaks and privacy advocates who downplay the need for security.
The presidential directive places new limits on the collection of data on Americans' communications, but the gathering of data will continue.
The Oklahoma Republican and federal spending critic says he will retire in early 2015.
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