Policy


Chris Painter

Capacity building 'critical' for cybersecurity, says State official

State Department official Chris Painter backs capacity building to sustain the progress made on the administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace.

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Lawmakers mull full command status for Cyber Command

The move would acknowledge the maturation of the five-year-old command as it supports U.S. operations against Islamic State and other high-level missions.

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Nuclear Security Summit addresses cyberthreats

President Obama used the global stage of the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss cooperation among more than 50 other countries in protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks.

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Why data privacy is up to developers

Many users lack the tools, knowledge or inclination to control the flow of their data through the Internet of Things, which means developers are responsible for keeping data safe.

DOD's single IT service provider seeks to get synchronized

One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place.

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White House pushes Congress to pass $3.1B IT modernization fund

The White House is preparing to send Congress more details on its plan for a revolving $3.1 billion IT modernization fund after the House Budget Committee failed to include the measure in the 2017 budget resolution.

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OMB gives mobile the category management treatment

The draft policy, the third in a set of category management directives, directs agencies to report all mobile service use and pricing data to a central system.

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DOD updates cloud requirements guide

This is the second iteration of the SRG, which provides security requirements for DOD missions up to the secret level as they adopt commercial cloud services.

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