Posts Tagged: Security

Upcoming Event! Oct 22nd Bootable / Live Media Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM)

Bootable / Live Media Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) Sponsored by the DISA CTO, Mr. Dave Mihelcic October 22, 2009 MITRE, Building 1 Auditorium McLean, Virginia Many DoD and Intel agencies are looking for ways to reduce the expense of removing attackers from their computer operating systems. In addition they are looking to operating systems thatRead… Read more »

Misuse of IT Systems and Security Clearances

You had to have that latest U2 or Bruce Springsteen album. Maybe it wasn’t offered on iTunes or maybe you didn’t love enough to pay for it. So, you used a P2P Network and downloaded it for free…and now you’re filling out your SF86. Questions? Perhaps the greatest concern, regarding the use of information technologyRead… Read more »

Tired of Hearing About Web 2.0?

I was reading through the blogs on Gov Loop earlier today. A lot of what I saw was “Web 2.0 this” and “Web 2.0 that”. But when I read more, well, it all started to sound the same. We all want our government agencies to actively use it in some way, but there are someRead… Read more »

Help Spread the Word to Homeland Security-ers

The National Academy of Public Administration (my org) is working with DHS to host an online dialogue, and we could use your help in spreading the word. This year marks the inaugural Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), and as part of this top-to-bottom review, DHS is asking stakeholders to give them feedback on the missions,Read… Read more »

Social media governance: can’t we all just get along?

Privacy. Records management. Accessibility. Information Security. Paperwork Reduction Act. Administrative Procedures Act. Federal Advisory Committee Act. If you’re trying to implement social media at a government agency, I’m betting at least one of those has you grinding your teeth and pulling out your hair. And if you’re like most, you’re down to a few teethRead… Read more »

Operating web and IT in an abundance mindset

Republished from eGov AU. Chris Anderson, the owner of Wired, recently wrote a very thought-provoking article about the need for organisations to consider how to operate within an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity-based one in his article, Tech Is Too Cheap to Meter: It’s Time to Manage for Abundance, Not Scarcity. Chris uses oneRead… Read more »

Don’t miss the event of this fall: National NIEM Trng Event in Baltimore on Sep 30- Oct 2

Come and learn about “The Tools to Make IT More Agile and Cost-Efficient!” The NIEM National Training Event, the definitive conference on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and information sharing, is expected to draw more than 600 IT professionals from around the United States. The event will be held at the Hilton Baltimore inRead… Read more »

What can Government 2.0 do to improve the efficiency of outsider visits to Federal Agencies?

As a government contractor with good intentions,-) I routinely visit a number of military and civilian Federal agencies in DC, MD, and VA. My experience in getting into these agencies is uniformly the same – long, cumbersome, and confusing. Now we all agree that the Federal agencies should control access to their facilities for securityRead… Read more »

Life in the Trenches with Security for Security’s Sake

Being an IT dweeb, I work an internal Helpdesk occasionally. I’m on the receiving end of a lot of complaints about the websites the web-blocking software blocks. And they all ask me why. Sometimes I can take a good guess. Gambling, porno, hate speech, those are pretty easy to explain, even to upper management. ButRead… Read more »