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Tue, 2013-08-13 05:51 PM
DHS announced on August 13 that 17 companies have been awarded contracts to provide what is called “continuous diagnostics and mitigation” services. The General Services Administration (GSA) has...
Tue, 2013-08-06 06:48 PM

Univ. of Texas at Dallas,
site of next NIST workshop

Registration is now open for the fourth in a series of workshops to bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to establish a voluntary “Cybersecurity Framework” that...
Mon, 2013-08-05 07:42 PM
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) selected Lockheed Martin to transition the agency to the Cloud through efficient information technology (IT) service delivery solutions. The indefinite delivery/...
Wed, 2013-07-31 08:53 AM

Matthew Johnson

Government Security News has announced that Matthew Johnson, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force’s office of special inspections and an 18-year veteran of the Department of Defense and Intelligence...
Tue, 2013-07-16 03:53 PM

Rep. Patrick Meehan

A subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on July 17 to examine security plans to safeguard the huge “federal data hub” that will hold medical files and personal...
Tue, 2013-07-16 01:28 PM
U.S. Citizenship & Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, has decided to extend a current support contract it has with Syracuse Research Corp. by an additional six months, for an additional $4...
Tue, 2013-07-16 11:15 AM
Unisys Corp. has landed a major software development and operational maintenance contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with a ceiling value of a whopping $460 million, to design,...
Fri, 2013-07-12 04:06 PM
The General Services Administration (GSA), which provides the search engine capabilities that power many of the federal government’s Web sites -- including the White House, USA.gov, the departments...
Tue, 2013-07-09 06:04 PM
First identified as an industry issue a decade ago, data breaches are now part of the consumer vocabulary, said ID Xxperts, a company involved in protecting against such breaches, in a news release....
Tue, 2013-07-02 05:37 PM
CBP wants to hear from 8(a) small businesses that could develop an “Electronic Storefront” for the agency that would be a Web-based electronic portal that would allow CBP’s end-users to view, compare...
Fri, 2013-06-28 02:56 PM
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has already released a special publication that provides guidance to IT security professionals on establishing and operating an incident...
Wed, 2013-06-26 07:39 AM
Unisys Corp. announced on June 26 that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to support Department of Justice (DOJ) forfeiture systems managed by the asset forfeiture management...

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

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...