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Schmidt Touts Choices in National Identity Ecosystem

Hot on the heels of the announcement of an Identity Ecosystem — a national strategy for secure online identity solutions, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt is talking details of the plan. Schmidt, who is noted for relative reclusiveness when it comes to speaking to the media, sat down for …

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Federal Reorganization Taking Shape?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to significantly reorganize federal agencies is already taking shape. “My administration will develop a proposal to merge, consolidate and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America,” Obama said, in a noted passage of his State of …

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Attention, Techies! NSA Wants YOU

NSA Launches High-Tech Recruiting Tools The National Security Agency is launching a full-court press to recruit new hires for its cybersecurity initiatives. The high-tech outreach efforts to the digital generation represent one of the largest hiring efforts in recent years, the agency said. NSA is leveraging the power and ubiquity …

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Deputy Defense Sec’y Says Efficiencies are ‘Right Position’

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ plan for departmentwide efficiencies has weathered withering criticism from across the political spectrum and some quarters in the private sector. But, for Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, that indicates a job well done. “In Washington, if you get criticized from both sides, it usually means …

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OMB Sets IT Deadlines for Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget is setting deadlines for agency chief information officers to implement monitoring software, according to budget documents obtained by Federal News Radio. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra sent agency CIOs guidance as part of the 2012 budget request in December. The continuous monitoring mandate …

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