• Cybersecurity

    CDM acquisition gets simpler

    The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. 05/23/2018

  • Mobile
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    Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

    Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information. 05/23/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    What has DHS learned from phases 1 and 2 of CDM?

    Halfway through a four-phase implementation, feds running the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program want to retool the process to ensure the back half runs smoother than the front half did. 05/22/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Questions remain on Energy's cyber shop

    There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department's new cybersecurity office, some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles. 05/22/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    Agencies poised to hit CDM dashboard goal

    Activity around a critical federal cybersecurity program is heating up, with DHS and Congress hoping to see major progress on key goals by summer 2018. 05/18/2018

  • Identity
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    House panel looks at ditching the SSN

    In light of multiple large-scale data breaches in recent years, some on Capitol Hill are looking at accelerating the move away from widespread reliance on social security numbers in government systems. 05/17/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS releases cyber strategy

    The five-year policy plan articulates the Department of Homeland Security's cyber role as almost entirely defensive. 05/16/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Jim Langevin (D-RI)

    House Dems look to salvage cyber coordinator post

    Amid reports that the White House has junked its cyber coordinator position, a dozen lawmakers in the House have introduced legislation to restore the role. 05/15/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    NIST seeks 'lightweight' encryption standards

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants public input on the best way to design evaluation criteria dictating new encryption standards for small computing devices. 05/11/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    Cyber deterrence is about more than punching back

    Politicians and experts routinely call for a strategy that imposes costs on nation states for cyberattacks, but going on offense isn't always the answer. 05/10/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Drawing 'red lines' for threats against the grid

    Advancing energy distribution technology can blunt cyber threats to America’s electrical systems, but malicious actors need to know what actions will have consequences, according to experts. 05/10/2018

  • Congress
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    Senate Intel offers election security guidelines

    A new report on election security by the Senate Intel committee calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems. 05/09/2018

  • Law Enforcement
    PII (jijomathaidesigners/Shutterstock.com)

    How to beat the cost of crime-solving tech

    Complex and expensive crime-solving needs are driving local law enforcement entities to the FBI and other deep-pocketed federal agencies for solutions. 05/09/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    For contractors late on Kaspersky cleanup, DHS considers consequences

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen floated the possibility of punishment for noncompliant contractors in the wake of the federal ban on Kaspersky software. 05/08/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    House bill backs new cyber program at Energy

    The administration's request for a new budget line for cybersecurity activities at the Department of Energy earned big backing in an FY2019 appropriations bill. 05/07/2018

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