Investing in science, technology and math, not only will produce needed cybersecurity pros, but will generate stronger economic growth in the coming decade, says Patrick Gorman, former associate director of national intelligence.
"We are trying to be that center of excellence for cybersecurity, not only for the federal government, but for the nation, as a whole," says Randy Vickers, director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team.
The Pentagon doesn't know if or when it will go forward with the nomination of Teresa Takai to be DoD's CIO as a Senate panel indefinitely postpones confirmation hearing pending a review of Defense operations.
True anonymity on the Internet is critical to allow citizens to exercise their First Amendment rights or access medical and tax information from the government without disclosing their identities, says DHS's Bruce McConnell.
The co-chairs of the caucus, Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said they see the page as a vehicle to raise awareness about the importance of securing the nation's cyber infrastructure.
"As agencies make use of Web 2.0 technologies, they face persistent, sophisticated threats targeting their own information as well as the personal information of individuals interacting with them," GAO's Gregory Wilshusen tells Congress.
A review of the June's top news items, featuring the voices of NASA CISO Jerry Davis; Sen. Joseph Lieberman; DHS's Philip Reitinger; Melissa Hathaway; formerly of the White House; and Michael Kaiser of the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
"Folks should not be fearful that if they don't have the skill set, they have to go find a new job because it's my responsibility to make sure that ... we are going to retrain them," says Jerry Davis, NASA deputy chief information officer for security.
DHS's Greg Schaffer tells the House Homeland Security Committee that the department would lead most responses to cyber attacks but definitive roles won't be determined until the administration completes a national incident response plan.
Navy Chief Information Office Robert Carey will be moving to another senior position within the department by the end of the summer. Navy Undersecretary Robert Work asked him to take on new responsibilities, which have yet to be defined.
Most House members voted for the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, but with few Republicans supporting it, the measure failed to muster the two-thirds vote required to pass under rules that brought the bill back to life.