Howard Schmidt

Howard Schmidt, a pioneer in federal cyber, passes away

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…

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In Depth Show Blog – January 10, 2014

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Booming cyber business starting to resemble ‘Wild West?’

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In Depth Show Blog – July 30, 2013

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Former White House cyber czar rejoins private sector

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White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber ‘code of conduct’

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Federal News Countdown: Cyber czar resignation, agile IT

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Analysis: Schmidt tenure as cyber czar a mixed bag

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Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine…

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White House presses for stricter cyber rules for critical infrastructure

Information sharing is critical but insufficient, White House cyber chief says. Howard Schmidt said the federal government’s responsibility is broader…

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White House grading agency cyber progress

Deputy secretaries now get quarterly scorecards on how their agency is meeting four IT security priorities, including continuous monitoring of agency networks and secure identity cards. Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber coordinator, said the goal is to increase accountability and make sure agencies are putting enough focus on these areas. Schmidt said he is also developing priorities for 2012, which includes getting cybersecurity legislation passed.

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