Security / Cybersecurity

VA performance dashboard failed to protect personal data, OIG says

The Veterans Affairs Department set up a performance dashboard populated with sensitive data and failed to adequately protect it from unauthorized access, according to a new report.

DOD seeks help incorporating tech trends into strategy

DOD is looking to industry, other agencies to insert cutting-edge technology into long-standing doctrine.

GSA gives FedRAMP structure as launch date draws near

The FedRAMP Concept of Operations document puts meat on the program's bones.

Researchers turn to nature to fight cyberattacks

A university research team is seeking a natural remedy for one of the most pressing national security concerns.

Cybersecurity bill displeases Republicans

Sen. Joe Lieberman and his bipartisan co-sponsors say it's not SOPA or PIPA and doesn’t have a kill-switch provision, but Republicans committee leaders say it still overreaches.

DOD budget and industry: Prepare for change

The defense industry may need to adjust its offerings as DOD gives cybersecurity increasing importance.

DOD to launch department-wide cybersecurity review

Defense Department is stressing the importance of science, technology and cyber readiness in era of tight budgets.

Cybersecurity becomes high priority in budget request

With large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF, budget puts cybersecurity front and center.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

NSF steps up research into cloud security, energy-efficiency

Among other possibilities, cloud computing could be used to automatically scale data center resources to reduce power consumption.

Internal problems take down Defense IG website

A days-long outage of the Defense Department Office of Inspector General remains unresolved.

GSA open to outsourcing federal PKI operation

A recent RFI looks for comments on two approaches to managing the Federal Public Key Infrastructure Trust system.

The Fed 100

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

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