Steve Ryan

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CISA’s EINSTEIN had a chance to be great, but it’s more than good enough

Former and current DHS and White House cyber experts say the EINSTEIN intrusion detection, prevention initiative has lived up to most expectations.

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Analysis: Budget efforts an ‘absolute train wreck’

Budget expert Stephen Ryan explains the likelihood of a government shutdown as budget talks continue.

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When contractors are unsavory not unsuitable

CIA Director Leon Panetta says the agency has hired Xe Services – the company once known as Blackwater – for a $100 million contract to provide security…

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Lawsuit against Bush-era appointees creates new precedent

In a new legal precedent, two Bush era appointees could face personal lawsuits in connection with their officials duties. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and senior lawyer John Yoo are being sued for civil rights…

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