Despite the potential danger of the cyber threat and a rising chorus of voices urging action, the government seems to be making only halting progress. There are several reasons for that, and no easy solutions.
A cloud platform solves some problems but introduces new security risks. Richard Moulds provides strategies for addressing them.
Software allows agencies to monitor what employees do on a computer down to the keystroke, but where is the line between legitimate security needs and intrusion?
The framework to transform the government to better suit 21st-century needs gets nods from private-sector IT professionals.
Cyberattacks have long been a threat, but experts think the danger is increasing.
Contractors say they could fulfill their duties more efficiently and save the government money if security clearances were accepted more broadly.
The federal job site gets the green light on cybersecurity.
A report from the Bipartisan Policy Center recommends ways to overcome various impediments to public/private information sharing.
A malicious e-mail attachment broke through security at the EPA, exposing private information of 8,000 people. Are other agencies any more secure?
GAO says advancing technology has rendered many privacy rules inadequate and outdated, creating new risks.
A Republican filibuster prevented the Senate from voting on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 -- which might have also included data center consolidation measures -- greatly dimming hopes for legislation this year.
As senators prepare to deliberate over the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a slew of amendments are emerging, including one addressing federal data center consolidation.