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.
By upgrading the Social Security card to a smart card-based identity credential, the U.S. federal government could address the immigration issue and provide a straight forward way to verify employment eligibility.
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.
"Without top-level leadership, the federal government has not forged a coherent and comprehensive strategy for cyberspace security and governance policy," GAO's David Powner says in a letter to lawmakers.
The leak of 75,000 internal military logs on the Afghanistan war is a major IT security breach, but the fact that the breach - or leak - of such magnitude occurred didn't seem to surprise many. And, two recent reports show why.
"The idea is over the next year to really build this up into a much more robust program than what OMB" - which is very lightly staffed - "been able to do," says Bruce McConnell, counselor to DHS's deputy undersecretary.