Security / Cybersecurity

Cyber threat clearinghouse key to national security

The Defense Department has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of public/private partnerships on cybersecurity, three experts write.

2011: One bumpy ride

Innovation got pushed to the back burner as feds faced down pay freezes, shutdowns and budget cuts.

Password apathy common among IT workers, survey finds

A survey reveals that lack of basic IT security understanding and carelessness are common among IT workers.

GAO report urges better planning, coordination of cyber workforces

Agencies are falling short in properly planning and coordinating their cybersecurity human capital, according to a GAO report.

In the intelligence community, a cosmic shift

With budget pressures bearing down and a workforce demanding mobile technology, intelligence agencies look to the cloud for solutions.

Buying Christmas presents online -- what do agencies allow?

Ambiguous language makes it unclear to federal employees whether they are allowed to use online shopping sites while at work.

DHS changes approach to border technology

The Homeland Security Department is developing 'capability-based' purchasing framework.

Cyber training no longer basic

Today's troops are getting the latest in high-tech training and education to learn how to combat a fast-moving cyber threat.

Cyber programs at a glance

Here is a look at some of the cyber training programs offered by the military services.

DHS still falling short in spending plan for border technology, GAO says

GAO scolds the Homeland Security Department for not fulfilling conditions set by COngress for border technology spending plan.

Proposal: A career path for federal cybersecurity pros

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education has drafted a framework to help professionalize this area of work and provide a path for federal career development.

Arrests made in malware scheme

Seven people have been charged in the scheme, which affected more than 4 million computers, including some at NASA.

The Fed 100

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

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