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DoD’s ‘Hybrid’ Cyber Policy

A top Defense Department official for cyber policy emphasized the need for collaboration across federal agencies and “hybrid models” to deal with cybersecurity. “For the past 14 months, we have been trying to continue to grow [U.S.] Cyber Command and its capabilities, at the same time looking at strategy and …

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Bilingual? The Feds Want YOU

Many federal agencies are lacking workers with foreign-language skills, and those workers with linguistic talents are suddenly finding themselves in demand, Government Executive reports. Director of the Government Accountability Office’s homeland security and justice division David Maurer told a Senate subcommittee in July the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland …

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DHS’ Sunny Forecast for the Cloud

Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Richard Spires announced plans to contract with a public cloud provider for its public sites, FierceGovernmentIT reported. In a speech before Input, a market analysis firm in Reston, Va., Spires also mentioned other steps DHS was taking to further employ cloud computing. For …

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DHS Debuts Cyber Storm III Exercise

Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the beginning of Cyber Storm III, a conference of experts and other cyber-incident responders to evaluate the nation’s readiness to deal with a web-based assault. “Exercises like Cyber Storm III allow us build upon the significant progress we’ve made in responding to evolving …

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CCHIT, Drummond Group Named First EHR Certification Bodies

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group Inc. were yesterday named the  first technology-review entities authorized to test and certify electronic health record systems for compliance with the standards and certification criteria issued by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. EHR vendors …

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