U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers seems open to the idea of changing the leadership structure he currently heads.
Howard Schmidt worked for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on cybersecurity issues and was a driving force behind a host of national strategies and initiatives.
The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department awarded CGI Federal a task order for the Credentials and Authentication Management (CRED) under phase 2 of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.
With terrorism seeming to encircle the globe, from Paris to San Bernardino, the government’s watch lists are getting a lot of attention. Both for who is on them and how they get used. For some insight, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Paul Rosenzweig, senior adviser with the Chertoff Group and former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Homeland Security Department.
Federal contractors have new guidance for protecting government information from the CIO and CAO Councils. Contractors will have to comply with some of the same standards agencies do. Jeremy Grant is managing director at the Cheroff Group and former director of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace at NIST. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what this means for contractors who will have to comply with these NIST standards.
Charlie Allen and Terry Roberts of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance give their thoughts on the OPM breach and what agencies can do to protect themselves from future attacks. July 3, 2015 (Encore presentation July 10, 2015)
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team released in May an analysis report detailing nine incidents between July 2014 and May 2015 where hackers stole what they call ”bulk personally identifiable information (PII)” from public and private sector organizations. Secretary Jeh Johnson issued the first-ever Binding Operational Directive to agencies in May, mandating they fix all ‘critical vulnerabilities’ in 30 days.
A 10-point plan to protect the country from a looming terror threat is complete. The group Business Executives for National Security are behind the group, and former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz is president of BENS and one of the movers behind the plan. Michael Chertoff is executive chairman and co-founder of the Chertoff Group, and former secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He served as Vice Chairman of the Domestic Security effort. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he reviewed the 10 points.
Richard Falkenrath, a principal with the Chertoff Group, worries that agencies’ information could be in jeopardy from overreaching court authority.
SafeGov.org aims to provide government with a greater understanding of the benefits of cloud computing.