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National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kick Off With Theme of “Shared Responsibility”

Posted from Federal Blue Print – http://federalblueprint.com/2013/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-kick-theme-shared-responsibility/ This month the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is lead by NCSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This year’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility,” and today the NCSA is hosting an event atRead… Read more »

NASA, DHS Demo Victim Location Radar

NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday demonstrated a portable radar device intended to detect heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble after a disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will also test the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response system this year and next, NASARead… Read more »

NASA, DHS Want Radar Device to Detect Disaster Victim Heartbeats

NASA and the Department of Homeland Security are working to develop a new radar technology for helping locate victims during emergencies. The Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response device is intended to identifyheartbeats of human beings buried at several depths under rubbles of catastrophes, NASA said Tuesday. DHS’ science and technology directorate and NASA’sRead… Read more »

Institutionalizing MythBusters: The Need for Better Industry and Government Collaboration

Last week, the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) conducted their inaugural 2013 Mythbusting Awards to three Federal agencies for their work in improving vendor communications in the acquisition process. The program also contained a forum on Mythbusting, in addition to breakout sessions on various MythBusters issues related to the previous memosRead… Read more »

Federal Technology Spending Expected to Increase in 2014

Posted originally on Federal Technology Insider. Earlier this month, President Obama submitted the annual budget for fiscal year 2014 to Congress. Despite much discussion on federal spending cuts, the Obama administration requested a $2 billion increase in federal IT spending. According to Steve VanRokel, federal CIO, the key takeaway is that investment in IT willRead… Read more »

Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Protection Working Together

Can a “whole of nation” approach be the answer to the increasing connectivity of physical and cyber infrastructure protection? Hear insights from DHS experts Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate and Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection and Programs Directorate as they discuss DHS programs in recognition ofRead… Read more »

Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber security is a hot topic among the private and public sector, especially as the consumerization of IT continues to grow as a trend and business tool. And although the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to become a law, the need for strong cyber security measures, particularly within the federal government, has not diminished. IfRead… Read more »

Prioritizing for the Future: The DHS Strategic Plan

Join the Coalition on September 26, 7:15 a.m., at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC for a forum featuring high level officials from the Department of Homeland Security. The event will provide insight into how DHS plans to meet contracting goals over the next three years. Panelists Include: • Anne Terry, Director of Procurement PolicyRead… Read more »

Anonymous Claims to Uncover FBI Apple Tracking Campaign, Obstacles to Drone Use, and More

Here is today;s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: AntiSec, a joint Anonymous and LulzSec operation, claimed to have hacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and posted 12 million Apple unique device identifiers, allegedly pointing to a massive FBI tracking program. More here. Aside from officers patrolling the Democratic National Convention, 20 local and federalRead… Read more »