DHS Looks at In-Sourcing, Will Other Agencies Follow?

The issue of in-sourcing, bringing “inherently governmental functions” back inside the government, has become more prevalent during the Obama Administration’s tenure. On Tuesday of last week, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and ranking member Susan Collins sent a letter to DHS Secretary …

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Survey Shows America Needs More Cyber Education

In a study released today by StaySafeOnline.org, results show that America’s youth are not receiving enough education to use digital technology and navigate the Internet in a safe, secure and responsible manner. Further more the study also says that American teachers are not prepared to address these subjects within the …

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Over 60 Sites Compromised with SEO Poisoning

Recently, an additional 60 sites have been found to host SEO poisoning activity. SEO attacks have been increasing with people primarily using Google to point searchers to infected domains. These other sites launch malware, phishing attacks and IFrame SEO attacks.  Topics are broad ranging and often connected. Criminals also use …

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Featured Job- Cybersecurity Consultants Job with Booz Allen

Job Description If you have strong problem-solving and consulting skills, deep technical knowledge, and a dedication to client service, Booz Allen could be what’s next in your career. The following opportunities-and many others-are available at locations nationwide: Business Continuity/COOP Planners Certification & Accreditation Analysts Computer Network Defense Systems Analysts Cross …

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Daily GovCon Recap – Feb. 26, 2010

A survey shows the US needs more cyber education. Accenture has helped San Antonio get on the cyber bandwagon. BAE’s sales were up over 21% in 2009. Vangent’s Mac Curtis announced a healthcare partnership with Medsphere. Raytheon landed an $866 million dollar GPS deal from the Air Force. The FCC …

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Breaking All the Rules Makes a Great Manager

If you’re in the business of managing people–and most executives are–then “First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently” (Simon and Schuster, 1999) by Gallup analysts Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman is perfect reading for you. Based on interviews with 1 million employees and 80,000 managers …

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Health IT Policy Committee’s EHR Recommendations

Yesterday, the federal Health Technology Policy Committee met to proposed regulations on electronic health records (EHRs) by the Health and Human Services Department. The committee is in place to advise the Health and Human Services Department.  The Health and Human Services Department published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on January …

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Michele Flournoy Testifies Before Congress

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, saying that the ongoing campaign in Southern Afghanistan’s goal of reclaiming Marjah is the only the opening salvo in a larger initiative to crack the Taliban.  Flournoy is one of ExecutiveBiz’s Top 20 People …

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Daily GovCon Recap – Feb. 25th, 2010

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was critical of the cyber coordinator’s placement in the executive branch on Tuesday. The OPM is crowd-sourcing an online tool to recruit managers. The open government ball kept on rolling. By Light and InZero are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. Melissa Hathaway joined Core Security …

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Cyveillance Finds Targeting of New Brands Up 50 Percent

Cyveillance, a leader in cyber intelligence, announced its findings that cyber criminals are having greater success by using increasingly sophisticated techniques. Phishing remains one of the top threats according to Cyveillance’s “2H 2009 Cyber Intelligence Report.” Panos Anastassiadis, COO of Cyveillance, said “Cyber criminals are focusing their efforts on developing …

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Bulgarians Charged in ATM Hacking Case

Three Bulgarians were charged yesterday in connection with an ATM hacking case that occurred over a 44 day period. The suspects allegedly planted electronic skimming devices on a number of ATMs in Massachusetts, making off with more than $137,000, according to an article on The Register. The skimmers surreptitiously recorded …

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