Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.
Tim Solms, the vice president for U.S. federal and managing director worldwide government at Juniper Networks, makes the case for how software-defined networking and automation can help the Pentagon develop an open, agile and elastic infrastructure to meet its mission needs.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
The Marine Corps is in the midst of a sweeping review of its information technology workforce, the early results of which have confirmed what top officials suspected: many employees’ official position descriptions don’t have much to do with what they actually do for a living.
The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.
Terry Halvorsen retired Feb. 19 after spending the last two-plus years as the Department of Defense chief information officer.
Tom Cochran, chief digital strategist and vice president at Acquia, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how ti improve information technology in the federal government. February 21, 2017
Government Information Technology Executive Council President Sean Kelley and Lou Anne Brossman, a member of council’s Executive Advisory Board, join host Mark Amtower to the upcoming GITEC summit and the value of networking in GovCon. February 20, 2017
Recruiting and hiring cybersecurity talent has long been an uphill battle for the federal government, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to make sure that President Donald Trump’s 90-day hiring freeze won’t make the problem worse.
Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.
The Homeland Security Department is making steps toward a “Unity of Effort” but first leadership must address a wide range of management concerns like IT, financial systems and human capital.
The Government Accountability Office added three new areas to its biennial High-Risk list this year. It also removed one government initiative from the list. The 2020 Census is a new concern for GAO, which said the bureau’s technology plans, budget and timeline are at risk.
When it comes to defending the country from cyber attack, Defense officials have made abundantly clear that they plan to leverage the military’s National Guard and reserve components as much as possible, including, most recently, by tasking the Army Guard and Reserve to build 21 cyber teams on top of the 133 U.S. Cyber Command had planned as part of its Cyber Mission Force.
Stephen Cox, chief security architect for SecureAuth, describes why passwords and even two-factor authentication are no longer safe in this cyber environment.