Security / Cybersecurity

FBI plans iris scan database

The FBI is expanding its old fingerprint database to include additional physical recognition factors.

Budget pressures, workforce woes and cyber threats converge

A shortage of skilled IT pros comes at a time when cybersecurity must compete for sparse funding.

DHS could provide 'security in a box'

A DHS proposal would potentially help agencies solve their cybersecurity challenges.

E-mail monitoring must protect whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel reminds agencies not to try to stifle reports of wrongdoing.

IG: DHS needs protection from employees' portable devices

Primarily for consumers, portable devices lack security features needed survive in a government environment.

Should DOD be taking more risks with mobility?

DOD's intrinsic risk aversion challenges its ability to stay current with mobile capabilities, and some of its leaders believe it's time to rethink that caution.

DOD balances security, cost and ease in mobility plan

DOD's new mobile strategy intended to 'keep DOD workforce relevant' through a comprehensive approach to the technologies.

Senator urges vote on cyber law before 'cyber 9/11' occurs

Dramatic rhetoric underscores importance of cybersecurity legislation.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Déjà vu all over again

Although the concerns have morphed a bit, the government is still struggling to address the challenges FCW highlighted in our first issues back in 1987.

Tom Davis

Tom Davis: A reformer on the Hill

Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) focused Congress' attention on acquisition reforms.

Lynn McNulty

Lynn McNulty: The grandfather of federal cybersecurity

Lynn McNulty emphasized security not as a constraint but as an e-government enabler.

The Fed 100

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

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