Technology

Ernest McDuffie: Chinese Universities Want to Emulate U.S.’ Cyber Defense Curriculum

Ernest McDuffie, head of the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, said many Chinese universities are looking to follow a U.S. government-approved cybersecurity training program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that China-based colleges plan to emulate the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance program, run by the …

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Rick Holgate: Now-Public IT Commodity Listing Hub Key to Gov’t-Industry Collaborations

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council has worked with the CIO Council to launch a publicly-available version of a listing hub for commodity information technology and support services. ACT-IAC said Sept. 10 that version 1.2 of Uncle Sam’s List aims to help commercial vendors work with federal agencies and help foster the use of shared …

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Sarah Zabel: USAF IT Strategy to Focus on Cyber as Program Requirement

Air Force Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel has indicated that the service’s new information technology strategy will focus on cybersecurity as a requirement for every program “right from the beginning,” Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. reports that Zabel, director of cyberspace strategy and policy at the Air Force, also said the strategy does not particularly focus on the …

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Steve VanRoekel: Gov’t Testing Talent-Focused IT Initiatives

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has said the federal government is running two pilot programs that enlist professionals to help fix information technology issues, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the targeted recruitment and employee exchange initiatives come under the Obama administration’s smarter IT delivery agenda. “Flexible …

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