Posts Tagged: dhs

USAID Cybersecurity Challenges, Mobile Security Guidance, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Agency for International Development has plans to improve its Federal Information Security Management Act cybersecurity score, which fell from an ‘A’ to an ‘F’ last year. More here. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will release twoRead… Read more »

Cybersecurity Legislation is Revisited by Lawmakers.

Authored by Doug Kruger and originally posted to Blue Coat’s Federal Blue Print blog. There has been a lot of conversation around the new cybersecurity legislation and several bills have been circulating in Congress as lawmakers are faced with the growing reality of cyber attacks that should cripple critical infrastructure such as water, electricity orRead… Read more »

Cybersecurity Gaps Across Government, New Monitoring Tool, and More

This month, the Department of Energy, in working with the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and power companies, will test a voluntary reporting model to discover cybersecurity gaps in electricity delivery systems. More here. A researcher at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a cyber sensor to track how networkRead… Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as militaryRead… Read more »

How can federal agencies apply the 2012 Tech Trends?

Many of us may know that some of the federal agencies and its leaders are facing many challenges in today’s economy. Innovation has been identified to be a key change agent when facing these obstacles. Can these agencies embrace innovative technology to better meet their missions? The answer is YES, we currently see many federalRead… Read more »

Lax Policies Keep Cyber Security Issues at Forefront

Originally Authored by Prem Iyer Posted to GovWinand Iron Bow TechSourceblogs In an earlier post, Preparing for the Fight, I discussed that most agencies are ill-prepared when it comes to protecting their assets against the latest cyber threats. This point was validated last month when the Government Accountability Office (GAO), as part of the FederalRead… Read more »

Federal or DOD Emergency Management – Public Safety Cloud Concepts

What are the most important aspects of Federal and/or DOD Emergency Management solutions that you would be willing to move to a Cloud? What would motivate you to using a Cloud versus a premise based solution? I would like to make this a running topic and build input from many sources as this is aRead… Read more »

Improving CBP’s Acquisition Workforce, Pt. 2: CBP’s Acquisition Structure

CBP’s Secure Border Initiative (SBI) was officially cancelled in January of 2011, but had already been re-organized at the beginning of the fiscal year as the Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition (OTIA). As part of the transformation, our boss became the Component Acquisition Executive, or CAE, for all of Customs and Border Protection. WhatRead… Read more »