More of a passing thought than a real proposal, a former national intelligence director suggests the creation of a Department of Cyber to tackle cyber threats, but before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second thoughts.
The Pentagon takes 81 months to field a new computer system; Apple Computer spent 24 months to develop the iPhone. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn tells RSA 2011 the DoD wants to be more like Apple.
Known as the Cloud First policy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has outlined a new policy in which one-quarter of the $80 billion the federal government spends on information technology would employ cloud computing solutions.
It's not enough to recover data after an incident; also essential is restoring the software needed to read the data, as Federal Emergency Management Agency has learned. The inspector general explains it all.
"We cannot allow security breaches to undermine our trust in the U.S. economy," says Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat who says he'll introduce the bill. "We must step forward and curb these attacks without delay."