Peter Mell, Vice Chairman, Federal Cloud Computing Advisory Council, and Senior Computer Scientists, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Add the term FedRAMP to the federal government lexicon; it's a program under development that could ease the adoption by agencies of new information technologies and...
Keith Alexander, facing a friendly Senate panel, says the National Security Agency and the newly created cyber command would provide support to the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible to defend civilian digital assets.
"When you have project like this, it's not just about firewalls; it's about analytics, it's about correlations, it's about bringing the whole picture together," IBM Institute for Advanced Security's Charles Palmer says.
Melissa Hathaway helped create the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative in the Bush White House, and vetted it when she led Obama's cyberspace policy review. Now, she reveals whether it was wise to release a declassified CNCI version.
As the government looks to deploy cloud computing securely, just-issued NIST guidance shows how agencies can pool resources to vet technologies and services for purchase and, in turn, save taxpayers millions of dollars, says Ron Ross, a NIST senior computer scientist.
Steve Elefant, CIO, Heartland Payment Systems
One theme repeated by every major Obama administration officials speaking RSA Conference 2010, the IT security conference held in early March in San Francisco, was the need for the government and business to work together to protect the nation's critical IT...