In his first interview ever, John DeLong, the compliance director at the National Security Agency, clears up the misconceptions that exist about his job as well as the work done in his office. He says compliance is where rules intersect with technology, people and the activities at NSA.
Gen. Keith Alexander, who runs the National Security Agency, endorsed the idea of using a cloud computing facility to share cybersecurity information with the private sector.
Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio’s Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation’s networks to a higher level of security is multifold.
Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.
A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.
The National Security launched its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program which will provide seminars and classes for interested students with hopes of building up the future cybersecurity workforce. The classes supplement the students’ regular IT courses with lessons on cyber ethics and new technologies.
Gen. Keith Alexander said a recent cyber exercise is the first time the military showed it can do offensive and defensive capabilities at the same time, by the same team. This was part of Alexander’s answers to questions from Sen. John McCain.
A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.
At the Fed SMC Conference in Cambridge, Md., Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin caught up with Chris Inglis, deputy director of NSA. He talked about a number of current issues, starting with cybersecurity.
Mark Weatherford recently took the reins as deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.