List/Grid Tag Archives: DHS

DHS Announces Close to $790 Million in Grants for Critical Infrastructure Protection

DHS Announces Close to $790 Million in Grants for Critical Infrastructure Protection

The Department of Homeland Security has announced its fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants, which represents close to $790 million to assist local, state and tribal governments, as well as the… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Learn how to track a hacker. Jeff Zients mandated upgrades for USASpending.gov. Robert Gates called for funding for special operations. FCC’s General Counsel commented on the Comcast Corp. v. FCC… Read more »

GAO Gives DHS Accolades for National Infrastructure Plan

GAO Gives DHS Accolades for National Infrastructure Plan

The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that applauds the Department of Homeland Security’s new National Infrastructure Plan’s emphasis on cybersecurity. “DHS increased its emphasis on resiliency in the… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 5, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 5, 2010

DHS is publishing a report giving cyber experts an in-depth look at a botnet. The Navy is tweaking its social media policy. Cyber bodyguards are setting up in Switzerland. Google… Read more »

DHS to Provide In-Depth Look at Botnet

DHS to Provide In-Depth Look at Botnet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to publish a report next month on the global efforts to combat it, according to Computer World. The report looks at the… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 23, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 23, 2010

WikiLeaks is a threat to national security according to a U.S. Army report…leaked to WikiLeaks. Research is removing the mysticism from DDoS attacks. Russia will crack down on cyber crime…. Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 22, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 22, 2010

The senate’s healthcare reform bill passed the House of Representatives yesterday. SAIC won a deal with the U.S. Transportation Command. QinetiQ NA named Jeffrey Beck CFO of its Technology Solutions… Read more »

Gov Info Sharing

Gov Info Sharing

Public-private partnerships are often the cornerstone of influential legislation. With a new bill about cybersecurity going through both houses, public-private partnerships will  be extended between intelligence agencies and the private… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 17, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 17, 2010

Preparations for cyber command are underway. Microsoft’s recent botnet takedown could be a model for dismantling botnets in the future. Education and IP blocking can stop most spear phishing attacks…. Read more »

Aneesh Chopra on Establishing the Broadband Subcomittee at the NSTC

Aneesh Chopra on Establishing the Broadband Subcomittee at the NSTC

Yesterday, the FCC released the National Broadband Plan called for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The plan identifies ways to expand access to broadband and promote economic… Read more »

Enrique Salem says Symantec Working with Government to Track Cyber Attacks

Enrique Salem says Symantec Working with Government to Track Cyber Attacks

Symantec Corporation is helping the government in its investigation of the Aurora attacks against search engine giant Google, CEO Enrique Salem said earlier this week. Symantec monitors millions of computers… Read more »

Australia Seeks to Hire Cybersecurity Professionals

Australia Seeks to Hire Cybersecurity Professionals

Cyber experts in the United States consistently bemoan the dearth of skilled cyber professionals to fill the ranks as ‘cyber warriors.’ The Department of Homeland Security has advertised positions for… Read more »

DHS Chief Announces Cyber Awareness Competition

DHS Chief Announces Cyber Awareness Competition

Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano announced the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge Competition at the RSA conference in California Wednesday. The campaign will solicit ideas from individuals and… Read more »

GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 18, 2010

GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 18, 2010

The UN’s climate change chief, Yvo De Boer, resigned and is moving to KPMG. CSC won a six-year contract extension with Sunshine State Insurance. Caryn Wagner was confirmed as Undersecretary… Read more »

Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

Cybersecurity is becoming a more central portion of the US national lexicon, particularly in Washington. Recently, the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which has gone to the Senate for… Read more »

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