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  • DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns

    Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary for Department of Homeland Security“™s National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced his resignation yesterday. According to the National Journal, Reitinger will leave his post June 3. In an email to DHS employees obtained by the National Journal, Reitinger states his reasons for leaving are personal, and he remains on good terms […] More

  • DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity

    The U.S. cybersecurity effort does not need the creation of a new agency or department, a senior DHS official told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during a hearing Tuesday, June 15. In reference to a cyber bill proposed by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, Phil Reitinger, deputy […] More

  • Rep Rogers Concerned About Cuts to Cyber Funding - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rep Rogers Concerned About Cuts to Cyber Funding

    Representative Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) is concerned that the funding for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) may not be adequate for the next fiscal year. During the House Appropriations Committee last week, Rogers voiced his concern over the funding of the program during the testimony of Philip Reitinger, Deputy Undersecretary for National Protection and Programs […] More

  • Reitinger: Better Metrics Needed to Drive Forward Security Practices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reitinger: Better Metrics Needed to Drive Forward Security Practices

    Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate and director of the National Cybersecurity Center, believes better metrics are needed to drive better security practices in the private sector. In a recent interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, Reitinger discussed the Einstein III program and some of his views on increasing […] More

  • Bruce McConnell of DHS Looks to Long-Term Solutions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bruce McConnell of DHS Looks to Long-Term Solutions

    The Department of Homeland Security has a central role to play in the future of cybersecurity. Given U.S. reticence to involve the military in protecting civilian networks, DHS will serve as a hub of coordination between the government and private sector spaces, each looking to better secure the nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. In the Office […] More

  • 10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

    The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure“¦will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security asset. Protecting this infrastructure will […] More

  • Director of National Cyber Security Center, Phil Reitinger, Outlines His Cyber Priorities: - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Director of National Cyber Security Center, Phil Reitinger, Outlines His Cyber Priorities:

    Phil Reitinger, Director of the National Cyber Security Center outlined his priorities for securing America’s cyber assets in a recent interview with InformationWeek.  Here are the highlights:  Building Capability: “That’s primarily about people. I have some awesome people here at DHS; we have a great team, but we just don’t have enough of them yet…” […] More

  • Napolitano Speaks: Cybersecurity Reorganization, New Cyber Recuritment Efforts With Help Of Secret Service - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Napolitano Speaks: Cybersecurity Reorganization, New Cyber Recuritment Efforts With Help Of Secret Service

    Through a speech at the Global Cybersecurity Conference in Washington, D.C. sponsered by the U.S Secret Service, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke about DHS’ centralization of cybersecurity. Phil Reitinger, recently appointed the deputy undersecretary of the National Protections Program Directorate for the DHS will aide in management overhaul of cybersecurity at DHS, Napolitano said.  “If the question is who at DHS do […] More

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