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  • US Chamber of Commerce Unveils Cyber Group; Howard Schmidt Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Chamber of Commerce Unveils Cyber Group; Howard Schmidt Comments

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new group that will aim to facilitate collaboration between the industry and government on cybersecurity practices and policies. The Chamber said Tuesday the Cybersecurity Leadership Council will promote additional discussions between commercial enterprises and policymakers. [W]e need to focus on mitigation of cyber risks through cross-sector information sharing efforts, […] More

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    Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Draft Calls for DHS-Led Council; Richard Clarke Comments

    A draft White House executive order would create a Department of Homeland Security-led cybersecurity council, which would use cyberthreat intelligence to develop security standards guidance, the Washington Post reports. Several unnamed officials told the Post the four-page draft would take months to finish. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed the administration is considering a cyber […] More

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    Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

    Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said President Barack Obama should issue an executive order on securing computer networks as soon as possible, National Journal reports. That order, Schmidt said, should call for increased information sharing between the public and private sector and ensure agencies follow cybersecurity standards for procurement and contracting. According to […] More

  • Former WH Cyber Head Howard Schmidt Joins Qualys Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former WH Cyber Head Howard Schmidt Joins Qualys Board

    Cloud computing security firm Qualys Inc. has elected Howard Schmidt, formerly the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, to the company's board of directors. The company said he will help the company attempt to expand its presence in the federal market and increase its industry collaboration efforts through the CSO Interchange. He co-founded the interchange in 2004 […] More

  • Department of Energy Planning for a More Secure Infrastructure - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Department of Energy Planning for a More Secure Infrastructure

    The Department of Energy recently released its “2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity,” outlining strategic framework over the next decade to design, install, operate and maintain energy delivery systems capable of surviving a cyber incident and sustaining critical functions. The report identifies five strategies on which the government and private-sector organizations should collaborate […] More

  • DHS Kicks Off GFIRST Cybersecurity Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Kicks Off GFIRST Cybersecurity Conference

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security kicked off its seventh annual cybersecurity conference this week in Nashville. The Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams conference is hosted by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and brings together the top information security professionals and government officials to discuss the latest in cybersecurity news, trends […] More

  • White House Announces Winners in Cybersecurity Contest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Announces Winners in Cybersecurity Contest

    The Department of Homeland Security this week announced the winners of a contest to raise awareness about how to stay safe in cyberspace. The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign's Public Service Announcement Challenge was launched in November 2010 as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt wrote on the White House […] More

  • Commerce Department Introduces NSTIC to Protect E-Commerce Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Commerce Department Introduces NSTIC to Protect E-Commerce Industry

    Point, click, buy has become somewhat more complicated as online commerce has transformed into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. And the White House is actively working to ensure the cyber safety of e-commerce through its recent initiative, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. In other words, NSTIC wants a secure way to verify online identities […] More

  • UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter

    The United Kingdom is determined to spearhead the international fight against cyber crime and terrorism, according to Neil Thompson, director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “The U.K. has signaled its willingness to lead internationally,” Thompson said at yesterday’s cybersecurity conference in London, according to Computing.co.uk. Foreign Secretary William Hague will be […] More

  • Top 50 Government CIOs Announced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 50 Government CIOs Announced

    U.S. Cyber Command and NSA head Keith B. Alexander and White House cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt have been chosen among the top 50 government CIOs on InformationWeek Government’s compilation of technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies. But what exactly makes a top government CIO? Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer for that […] More

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    Howard Schmidt: US to Have 'Tough' Talks on Cybersecurity

    The United States plans to launch a diplomatic push to get more countries joining in cyber-crime investigations, the White House cybersecurity coordinator said yesterday. “In the very near future, we will be coming forth with specific efforts“ that may include “tough discussions“ with countries to ensure they help hunt down cyber criminals, Bloomberg reported Howard […] More

  • Gary Locke, Howard Schmidt Visit Silicon Valley to Discuss Future Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gary Locke, Howard Schmidt Visit Silicon Valley to Discuss Future Cybersecurity

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will today meet with local industry and academic leaders in Silicon Valley to discuss the Obama administration's efforts to enhance online security and privacy in a growing cyber world. The event will be available at 2 p.m. ET  by webcast at http://www.ebmcdn.net/nist/html/nist-010710/index.html. The […] More

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