The time is ripe to create a fourth branch of the military a cyber-warfare branch.
So conclude two Army officers. The existing cultures of the Army, Navy and Air Force are fundamentally incompatible to adequately defend against cyber attacks, argue Lt. Col. Gregory Conti and Col. John "Buck" Surdu, in an article...
The commission that produced the report Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency may not disband, but instead continue to provide advice to the Obama administration and others willing to listen.
Citing the popular response the 96-page report has received since its release in December, commission co-chairman Harry...
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Carey co-chairs the Federal CIO Council's Committee...
Tom Davis wrote the original Federal Information Security Management Act in 2002, and says the legislation has served the government and nation well. The one-time powerful chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, which provides oversight on information technology matters, feels it's time for Congress to...
A figure bandied about a lot in recent months is $1 trillion. That's how much the Congressional Budget Office projects the nation's deficit could grow each year if much of President Obama's budget plan is enacted by Congress.
When Congress enacts and President Obama signs legislation to reform the Federal Information Security Act, perhaps as early as this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be charged to develop new metrics federal agencies must follow to assure government information systems are secure.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says computers in his office have been hacked at least three times one of them the Florida Democrat characterized as "serious" over the past two months, and he believes the breach came from China.
A Senate bill to establish an office of cybersecurity in the White House is in the works.
The legislation, sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Olympia Snowe of Maine, would establish a permanent cybersecurity official who would report directly to the President.
Some $2.5 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package signed by President Obama in February will be spent on federal government IT, including information security, according to an analysis by the market intelligence firm IDC.
What's the difference between cybersecurity and information security? It's in the eye of the beholder, according to retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, who co-chaired the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. He noted that the two terms are used synonymously, though cybersecurity - at least in the federal...
Malware infecting Internal Revenue Service computers increased by 45 percent last year to 961 incidents, according to a Treasury Department inspector general's report.
Though IRS automatically scans workstations weekly for malware, only 89 percent of the agency's servers are scanned each week. The others were either...