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Federal CIO Council Releases BYOD Toolkit

September 19, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The BYOD movement, barring a black swan event, is likely to continue to gather steam – though not without detractors. And as the Toolkit notes, BYOD remains a nascent movement with real concerns and numerous issues to be worked through, along with the establishment of new practices...

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GSA Seeks Cloud Brokerage Information

July 28, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The objective of this RFI is to learn more about how government can further leverage the key characteristics and advantages of cloud computing to save money and increase IT efficiencies. CSB's are one concept that GSA is exploring and this RFI contains questions specific to cloud brokerages...

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NIST Releases Federal ID Security Standard Draft for Comment

July 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The document is the next step toward updating Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. Among its requirements are that all PIV cards contain an integrated circuit chip, a personal identification number and protected biometric data—a printed photograph and two electronically stored fingerprints...

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Feds Release Digital Government Strategy

June 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Federal government released The Digital Government Strategy, a 12-month action plan for the deployment of new technology is designed to enable the delivery of digital information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device, safely and securely-throughout the Federal workforce and to the American public...

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White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt Resigns

May 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"It has been a tremendous honor for me to have served in this role and to have worked with such dedicated and professional colleagues both in the government and private sector. We have made real progress in our efforts to better deal with the risks in cyberspace..."

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FedRAMP Releases Updated Security Assessment Templates

May 11, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for Cloud Service Providers. This document has been designed for Third-Party Independent Assessors to use for planning security testing of CSPs...

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Mike Locatis Named Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

DHS announced the appointment of Michael W. Locatis III as the new Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) at the National Protection and Programs Directorate. Locatis brings a wealth of experience in information management, cybersecurity and public safety...

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Cyber Security Legislation: What Does it Mean for Citizens?

April 12, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Members of Congress have recognized the need for increased security and introduced approximately fifty bills in the last session. The proposed legislation is focused on improving cyber security for citizens, critical infrastructure, and the Federal Government’s own networks...

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White House: Big Data is a Big Deal

April 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning...

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A History of Google's Government Sales

March 14, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Every technology company sells to the government, and compared to Microsoft and Apple the google numbers are pretty low. But since Google is more intimate with our search habits and email content than anyone else, these statistics still make me a little uncomfortable...

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DHS's Mark Weatherford on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The proposed legislation would enable DHS to be more effective and efficient in its protection of federal networks by clarifying DHS’ authorities in this space and enabling better sharing of cybersecurity information from other federal agencies to DHS..."

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FTC Removed Security Protocols from Website Contract

February 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The events appear to be a comedy of errors, where during the long process involved in awarding contracts, critical security requirements were not enforced. As the federal government races to outsource in an effort to cut costs, the risk of oversights become more probable...

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The Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Proposal

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The President’s proposal would establish national standards, protect federal networks, and allow DHS to provide enhanced voluntary assistance to our private sector and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners...

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NIST Hosts Federal Infosec Educators Conference

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

FISSEA is responsible for promoting cybersecurity awareness, training and education. The annual meeting is geared toward both new and seasoned security officers, IT managers, information security educators and researchers, cybersecurity trainers and teachers...

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NIST Seeks Proposals to Improve Trust in Cyberspace

February 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched a competition for pilot projects to accelerate progress toward improved systems for interoperable, trusted online credentials that go beyond simple user IDs and passwords...

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Paper Clarifies PaaS for Federal IT Buyers

February 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

“Whereas the first wave of cloud computing was about consolidating data centers, the PaaS wave is about consolidating applications. It will be a more complex ride, but the savings will be greater...”

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