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Defense CIO Takai Says Tech Overcomes Scarce Resources

Defense CIO Takai Says Tech Overcomes Scarce Resources

Technology will enable agencies to continue executing their critical functions amidst budget cuts, according to Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai. Takai told ACT-IAC Excellence.gov awards attendees Tuesday that agencies… Read more »

Naval Academy Looks to Build Cyber Center, Offer Cyber Major

Naval Academy Looks to Build Cyber Center, Offer Cyber Major

Naval Academy officials indicated the academy is planning to build a cybersecurity center and improve its cyber education programs, according to a Hometown Annapolis report. The academy plans to hire… Read more »

Northrop Reports to Congress on China Cyber Threat to US Military, Infrastructure

Northrop Reports to Congress on China Cyber Threat to US Military, Infrastructure

Northrop Grumman Corp. warned Congress in a report Thursday that China poses a genuine cyberwarfare risk to the U.S. military in conflict, Reuters reports.  Northrop issued a 136-page report to… Read more »

Report Calls for NATO to Improve Cyber Policy, Infrastructure

Report Calls for NATO to Improve Cyber Policy, Infrastructure

NATO is playing catch up when it comes to cybersecurity, according to a report from the Atlantic Council. The council’s cyber statecraft initiative released a report Monday, urging NATO to improve… Read more »

Infected Govt. Computers Facing March 8 Shutdown

Infected Govt. Computers Facing March 8 Shutdown

Computers used by nearly half of the government’s major agencies may be forced offline early next month. Researchers from the security firm Internet Identity reported at least one computer or… Read more »

Air Force to Upgrade Cyber Operations Training, Investments

Air Force to Upgrade Cyber Operations Training, Investments

In response to the accelerating pace of technological change and the increasing importance of cyber operations, Air Force Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Bill Lord said Thursday the branch will… Read more »

NIST, Maryland to Open Natl. Cyber Center for Health IT, Cloud

NIST, Maryland to Open Natl. Cyber Center for Health IT, Cloud

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is partnering with the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md. to establish a cybersecurity center near NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md. campus. NIST said… Read more »

Air Force, Postal Inspectors Sift Big Data to Find Hacker

Air Force, Postal Inspectors Sift Big Data to Find Hacker

The Air Force and Postal Service inspectors recently caught a cyber thief by analyzing computer data, according to an official Air Force report.  Rene Quimby located vulnerabilities in the Army and… Read more »

Report: NSA to Use 'Whitelist' Approach for PC Security

Report: NSA to Use 'Whitelist' Approach for PC Security

In the cybersecurity realm, malicious software is not blacklisted unless it is first labeled as malicious. However, the National Security Agency has plans to use a program where software is… Read more »

NIST IT Lab Head Says Mobility, Big Data Standards the Focus for 2012

NIST IT Lab Head Says Mobility, Big Data Standards the Focus for 2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will increase its focus on big data and increased use of mobile devices in 2012, a NIST lab director told InformationWeek.  NIST Information… Read more »

Report: NATO Saving Cyber Offense Plans for Later

Report: NATO Saving Cyber Offense Plans for Later

 In a 2010 strategic concept report, NATO said cyber attacks were becoming more damaging to government administrations and economies. NATO leaders are meeting in Brussels, Belgium this week but cybersecurity measures… Read more »

Raytheon's WebShield Approved for Defense, Intelligence Agencies

Raytheon's WebShield Approved for Defense, Intelligence Agencies

The United Cross Domain Management Office has added Raytheon’s data guard product WebShield to the office’s version 4.1 baseline list, Raytheon announced Tuesday. The baseline list includes approved products using cross… Read more »

New Program Certifies Cyber Professionals for Fed Career

New Program Certifies Cyber Professionals for Fed Career

Nonprofit security professional organization (ISC)2 has expanded a program for assisting cybersecurity professionals in earning ceritifcations and skills for a future federal career.  The group said it is including new… Read more »

Booz Allen Launches Network for Cyber Training, Expertise

Booz Allen Launches Network for Cyber Training, Expertise

Booz Allen Hamilton launched a cyber solutions network Tuesday in order to train and deliver cyber expertise to government and commercial clients no matter their location, according to a company… Read more »

Booz Allen Study Finds US Environment Fosters Cyber Power

Booz Allen Study Finds US Environment Fosters Cyber Power

The U.S. and U.K. are leading the ranks for their ability to withstand cyber attacks, Booz Allen Hamilton reported Friday. Booz Allen sponsored a study developed by the Economist Intelligence… Read more »

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