Security / Cybersecurity

SBInet redux? GAO criticizes gaps in planning for next border technologies

With the echoes of SBInet less than a year old, the Homeland Security Department is embarking on another $1.5 billion border technology strategy without sufficient planning, according to an audit.

NIST cloud roadmap: Too much too fast?

A new cloud roadmap aims to help the government speed up the cloud migration process but agencies should consider slowing down to make sure they prioritize security.

FedRAMP to become mandatory, fed CIO says

NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring contribute to cloud security

Analysis: Cybersecurity puzzle is a tough one to solve

Experts agree a multidimensional approach to cybersecurity is necessary, but what does that really mean?

DISA plans a new step toward DOD cloud

DISA's new RFI aims to develop new framework, architecture and guidelines for a DOD-wide enterprise cloud -- but the agency is also considering the hurdles ahead in its implementation.

Agencies setting priorities for 2012

How will telework, cloud computing, cybersecurity and other priorities fare in austere era?

SSA has gaps in e-authentication of identities, auditors say

The Social Security Administration is falling short on meeting requirements for authenticating identities online, says a new federal audit.

Proposal seeks to protect agencies' private information

Federal officials want contractors, who have access to government record systems and handle the sensitive information, to take their responsibilities seriously.

Fed CIO discourages agency web credentials

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is urging department and agency CIOs to begin accepting third-party identity credentialing for federal websites.

Will congressional infighting stall cybersecurity laws?

Congress is running out of time to pass critical cybersecurity legislation, and Capitol Hill squabbling isn't helping the cause.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas: A new way to secure classified systems

Thomas led a team that deployed a diskless architecture for the classified computing environment at Idaho National Laboratory.

Security worries still impede cloud computing

As GSA ramps up FedRAMP, security remains a concern in efforts to move government IT to the cloud, officials told a House subcommittee.

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