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Hands Down, House Intel Panel OKs Cybersecurity Sharing Bill

The House Intelligence Committee passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday with a few amendments. The bill aims to increase sharing of cybersecurity intelligence between agencies and private companies. By a 17-1 vote, the committee passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011. The bill builds on a pilot Pentagon program for …

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New Archives Policy Could Include Twitter Too

A recent memo from President Obama asking for federal agencies to improve archiving processes of digital records such as e-mail and social media begs the question of how this can be done, according to a Federal News Radio report. While the president asked agencies to improve archiving methods with measures …

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FedRAMP Cloud Guidance Could Come Soon

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew has signed off on the federal government’s cloud security guidance known as FedRAMP according to a Federal News Radio report. FedRAMP has been in the works for nearly 18 months through collaboration between federal agencies, private industry and academia. The OMB will …

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GAO Says Agencies Need Better Definition of Cyber Force

In examining eight federal agencies with the highest information technology budgets, the Government Accountability Office found that none of the agencies know the size of the cyber workforce they have since there is no clear definition of what a cybersecurity professional is doing, according to a recent FierceGovernmentIT report. In …

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NIST Aims to Define the Cyber Force

The government wants more citizens to be information technology security specialists, according to a report by Tech News World. A new cooperative initiative between public and private sector groups aims to encourage an increase of gravitation toward a much needed cyber defense force. The Education Department and the National Institute of …

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