Security / Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity: The next partisan issue?

A Republican cybersecurity task force releases legislative recommendations as an alternative to Obama's proposal.

Panetta appoints new leader of cyber programs

Eric Rosenbach held previous roles as a national security advisor to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and a staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

VA errors compromise identity verification credentials

The VA has issued more than 157,000 personal identity verification credentials with poor controls in place, throwing the validity of every credential into doubt, IG says.

Federal IT security incidents increasing rapidly

Federal agencies show persistent weaknesses in their information security controls, GAO says in a new report.

Defense budget cuts inevitable, says former defense secretary

With the nation at a crucial point and the Defense Department facing serious budget cuts, a smaller military force and smart decision-making will be critical, said former Defense Secretary William Cohen.

Rethinking government's biggest IT ideas

Four landmark programs that sought to remake big swaths of government IT face the test of time.

The ideal CIO? Not a tech geek

Mark Forman and Paul Brubaker take issue with OMB's recent efforts to redefine the role of agency CIOs, saying they undermine the intentions of the Clinger-Cohen Act.

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