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DoD CIO Teri Takai Says Pentagon Shoring Up Weak Links Post-WikiLeaks

Step one for the Defense Department in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, which saw sensitive defense intelligence splashed across newspapers worldwide, was a top-down review of the security chain and an identification of its weakest links. That was the message the department’s new Chief Information Officer Teri Takai took …

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Intel Observers See WikiLeaks Chilling Effect on Information Sharing

In the wake of WikiLeaks, many observers predicted a chilling effect on information sharing. After all, the accused leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning, is alleged to have exploited the joint Defense Department and State Department computer network, originally created to give forward-deployed soldiers valuable in-field information, to pass on information from …

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Clapper Calls for ‘Integrated Defense’ of Sensitive Intel

Director of National Security James Clapper has issued a directive calling for an “integrated defense” of intelligence information and systems, reports Stephen Aftergood, who writes for the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy blog. Although each of the 16 agencies that make up the Intelligence Community already has its own procedures …

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Redefining Small Business and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Redefining Small Business? The Washington Post reports the Small Business Administration is working to redefine what will qualify as a small business for contracting purposes. The proposed change, which generally …

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DISA’s HQ Move and other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Operation Odyssey Dawn Doubts? In the wake of U.S. military action against Libya in Operation Odyssey Dawn, DoDBuzz reports tension on Capitol Hill over the air strikes’ goals. Chairman of …

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DHS Report: Digital Immigration Records Vulnerable to ‘Insider Threat’

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has made progress securing its cyber networks from potential insider threats. However, gaps in security still remain, including one that could allow malicious insiders to tamper with digital immigration records. A far-reaching security audit of USCIS, undertaken by the Software …

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