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Thu, 2013-11-07 05:41 PM

Passive Optical LAN
at Sandia National Labs

A revolution in the transmission of voice and data within large-scale Local Area Networks (known as LANs) is taking place, with the shift from copper wires to fiber optics. This transformation has...
Wed, 2013-11-06 06:40 PM
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee met on November 5 and discussed legislation that would attempt to consolidate many of the data centers owned and operated by the...
Tue, 2013-11-05 02:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Mon, 2013-11-04 03:46 PM

National Cybersecurity
and Communications
Integration Center

The Office of the Inspector General at DHS has taken a look at how well the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is doing in coordinating the dissemination of information...
Fri, 2013-11-01 05:24 PM

An NIAC meeting
held last year

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will hold an open meeting in Arlington, VA, on November 21 at which its members will receive briefings by the panel’s working group on regional resiliency...
Thu, 2013-10-31 04:24 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 30 the launch of the agency’s re-designed Web site available in both English and Spanish. The re-designed Web site provides...
Tue, 2013-10-29 07:01 PM

Leeds City College

Leeds City College, the UK's third-largest further educational establishment with more than 40,000 students and more than 1,500 staff, has deployed WatchGuard Technologies Unified Threat Management (...
Tue, 2013-10-29 04:21 PM
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the opening of a 45-day comment period during which members of the public can offer their insights and opinions about NIST’s...
Mon, 2013-10-28 12:09 PM
DHS has decided to award a sole source task order to the Rand Corp., of Arlington, VA, to continue providing the analytic support that the department has required in past years to develop a resource...
Thu, 2013-10-24 04:36 PM
Lockheed Martin is inviting government organizations interested in learning how to strengthen their network security to its new continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) lab and associated...
Thu, 2013-10-24 03:55 PM
CBP has decided to extend by 12 months a support contract held by InfoPro Incorporated, of McLean, VA, to allow the agency’s Border Enforcement Management Systems (BEMS) to continue running while CBP...
Tue, 2013-10-22 02:37 PM
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers traveled on October 21 to New York City to discuss DHS’s work with private sector partners to increase cyber-security, protect critical infrastructure...

Commentary and Opinions

Federal, state and local government agencies are increasingly under pressure to satisfy information security requirements for multiple regulatory mandates, including FISMA, FIPS, HIPAA and others. One of the thorniest compliance issues facing agencies is maintaining continuous data protection for laptops in the field.
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced plans to hire 1,000 cyber security experts over the next three years. The decision signals the seriousness with which DHS takes the cyber threat. But there is a problem. DHS stands no chance of meeting its goal.
On Friday, May 29, 2009, President Barack Obama made a landmark decision, announcing he will create a Cybersecurity Coordinator, reporting to both the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Economic Council (NEC), and he also released the Cyberspace Policy Review. This decision was an outcome of the 60-day review conducted by Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace at the NSC, after countless interviews and requests for comments from public and private sector entities. This is the first administration to designate cybersecurity as a key management priority.
 

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Narus, a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for protecting governments, service providers and enterprises, just completed its 2010 annual cyber security survey focusing on the United States. Sponsored jointly with Converge Network Digest and Government Secuirty News, the survey queried a cross-section of security professionals in a variety of industries, and revealed compelling details relating to cyber security concerns, opinons and expectations for protection against attacks. More...