Today’s state of the art in cybersecurity is operational resilience – the ability to keep operating in the midst of a disruptive attack. Tomorrow’s state of the art is what Carnegie Mellon CERT’s Summer Fowler calls “prosillience” – the ability to anticipate and adapt before disruptions strike. Here’s how we’ll get from now to then.
President Trump’s Cyber Executive Order calls for consolidating federal networks into a single architecture. Here’s how three parts of government are already doing just that.
Solving the southern border will affect security in other parts of the country, as well. Re-Locatable Video Surveillance Systems offer the kind of flexibility the U.S. Border Patrol needs to put resources wherever they’re most needed.
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The new administration’s extended transition process has led to an unusual circumstance in which there are literally zero politically-appointed acquisition officials anywhere in the Defense Department. Such a scenario might seem like an unlikely time for DoD to make major changes to the way it buys information technology, but that’s exactly what the career civil servant who’s currently leading the department’s vast acquisition apparatus hopes to do over the next year.
Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn took over as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency in July 2015, assuming leadership of the agency after previously serving as vice director and as chief of staff. He’s also spent time leading Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Army Signal Center of Excellence, priming him to lead the Defense Department’s mission-critical IT agency.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is undertaking a comprehensive modernization effort for endpoint security.
The Veterans Affairs Department will implement the same electronic health records platform as the Defense Department, according to an announcement today from Secretary David Shulkin.
David Bray, who has been the Federal Communication Commission’s chief information officer since August 2013, will leave the agency to become the chief ventures officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
If the Homeland Security Department’s decision to cancel its $1.5 billion contract for agile services wasn’t shocking enough, the details of the missteps and problems the agency detailed in its “motion to dismiss” left long-time federal procurement attorneys and vendors with their collective mouths agape.
Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum alone.
The General Service Administration’s Office of the Inspector General released its semiannual report to Congress on May 31, detailing a litany of contracts audits from the first six months of fiscal 2017.
In a White House press briefing, David Shulkin, MD, called on Congress to extend the Veterans Choice program and help him build private-public partnerships to improve veterans’ care.