Security / Cybersecurity

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

Is mobile security a losing game?

The government faces a new technology threat in mobile security.

CBP snafu exposes proprietary information

Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.

DOD’s IT strategy implementation critical to tactical operations

DOD's move to the next generation of defense IT is more important than ever, says deputy DOD CIO Rob Carey.

Cloud computing's next step

Agencies and vendors need common definitions, performance metrics and security controls, say panelists at the FOSE 2012 conference.

Full-range arsenal, portfolio approach necessary for cyber defense

A multi-layered approach, from deterrents to retaliation, is critical to defending networks, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts at FOSE.

Innovation leadership makes US a cyber target

One former NSA official says both government and industry organizations need to improve the security of their intellectual capital.

Schmidt takes charge of cybersecurity priorities

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt is leading a charge to support federal adoption of cybersecurity priorities.

GSA chief seeks to expand shared services

A shared services approach challenges longstanding ideas of how the government should be run, but is an effective option for reducing costs, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

Industry cybersecurity efforts fall short, experts say

Officials stop short of calling for government regulation of industry cybersecurity but tell a House panel, "It's not working."

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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