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  • Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) unveiled a new cybersecurity bill yesterday along with Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-De). The legislation looks to strengthen, modernize and coordinate federal civilian networks and select private sector networks that are part of the critical infrastructure. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset […] More

  • Senate Staffer: Hill Sees Cyber as Priority - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Staffer: Hill Sees Cyber as Priority

    Momentum to pass major cyber legislation that could update FISMA and develop a plan to protect the United States’ critical infrastructure is growing on Capitol Hill, a Senate staffer told attendees at the Digital Government Institute Cybersecurity Conference in Washington. “Cybersecurity is an issue that members of Congress are focusing on,“ Deborah Parkinson, senior policy […] More

  • FISMA II Looks to Institute Performance-Based Metrics - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FISMA II Looks to Institute Performance-Based Metrics

    With 40 some pieces of cybersecurity legislation pending before Congress, FISMA II is one that has drawn significant attention from the government-contracting world. While most government agencies and federal contractors learned to check the box and implement whatever measures the act set as standards the first time around, FISMA II will demand more than that: […] More

  • Vish Sankaran to Leave ONC - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vish Sankaran to Leave ONC

    Government Health IT reports that Vish Sankaran, director of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) program and one of ExecutiveBiz’s Top 10 Health IT Game Changers in 2009, will leave the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). As program director of federal health architecture at the Department of Health and Human Services“™s Office […] More

  • Vivek Kundra Releases New FISMA Guidance to Improve Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra Releases New FISMA Guidance to Improve Cybersecurity

    Writing on the Chief Information Officers Council Blog, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra explained the new FISMA guidance released by the federal government. CIO Kundra writes that the new guidance shifts federal focus “away from old-styled, paper-based reports to real-time electronic data that feed directly and immediately into security monitoring and alert systems. This change means […] More

  • 'Some Improvements [to FISMA] are Warranted,' Says Chris Fountain of SecureInfo - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    'Some Improvements [to FISMA] are Warranted,' Says Chris Fountain of SecureInfo

    In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement, Christopher Fountain, president and CEO of  SecureInfo, told Congress members that, while FISMA is a good starting point, added reforms are needed to make it more effective. He also discussed NIST’s effectiveness and some of the current legislation under development by the Subcommittee. […] More

  • Cybersecurity Performance Metrics may be coming - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cybersecurity Performance Metrics may be coming

    The Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have released a draft proposal for new cybersecurity performance metrics. The new metrics focus, among other things, on real time monitoring, combating one of the principle complaints regarding current cybersecurity metrics under FISMA. Under FISMA, the metrics that agencies reported on […] More

  • Taskforce to Focus on Effectiveness over Compliance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Taskforce to Focus on Effectiveness over Compliance

    A cross-agency task force is looking to implement a standard set of metrics to measure the effectiveness of cybersecurity efforts throughout government agencies. The new Security Metrics Taskforce will look to examples throughout the government and private sector in developing the new metric standards. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra made the announcement amid growing criticism of […] More

  • Interview With EDS, HP Company Cyber Expert Sam Chun: FISMA Must Be Updated - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Interview With EDS, HP Company Cyber Expert Sam Chun: FISMA Must Be Updated

    Cybersecurity expert at EDS ,an HP Company, Sam Chun, shared his views of FISMA, the new U.S. Cyber Command Center and where he believes the future of cybersecurity lies with TheNewNewInternet. Chun believes FISMA is outdated and inefficient. Lawmakers must begin to audit FISMA through dashboard technologies and also suggests a new ranking system be used during evaluations.  EDS, an HP […] More

  • White House Announces New Tool to Aid in Cybersecurity Reporting - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Announces New Tool to Aid in Cybersecurity Reporting

    The White House has announced an initiative that will make it mandatory for federal agencies to report compliance with cybersecurity regulations. This will be accomplished through a new software tool which will be released this month in a test version. The tool will collect information that is required under the Federal Information Security Management Act. […] More

  • Bill Ballhaus Continues Successes at DynCorp - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bill Ballhaus Continues Successes at DynCorp

    Not only does DynCorp provide critical military infrastructure, they provide the human fuel.  An army marches on its stomach, and Bill Ballhaus and DynCorp will take on the Taliban by feeding and clothing a swelling number of U.S. troops in volatile Southern Afghanistan. This week saw the deadliest combat in the region since the Taliban was toppled in […] More

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