In 2006, when the Defense Department’s Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations gave military services and DoD agencies six months to implement smart card readers for all computer systems and networks, it started the federal government down the path to its present cybersecurity policy.
The timeline below highlights significant cybersecurity events and milestones from 2006-2012.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.