Tag Archives: Center for Strategic and International Studies

GAO Says Gov’t Must Do More in Cybersecurity; Michael Daniel Comments

The Government Accountability Office issued a study demanding an improved definition and implementation of cyber strategies, according to Amber Corrin of FCW. The study cited four areas of continuous concern that were also addressed in President Obama’s executive order and presidential policy directive on federal cybersecurity. ·         Developing and executing procedures for …

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Ray Odierno: Army Aiming For Regionalized Structure

As the Army withdraws forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the branch’s chief of staff says the next goal is having uniformed soldiers return to traditional jobs they performed previously, Federal News Radio reports. Gen. Ray Odierno told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday that the …

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Cyber Defense Could See Major Cuts Under Sequestration; Ray Bjorklund Comments

The White House released a preliminary estimation last Friday of budget reductions agencies would face in January 2013. The Department of Homeland Security will see a $911 million budget scale-back for infrastructure and network protection funds and other federal cybersecurity accounts under sequestration. Experts say that research grants, forensic equipment for cybercrime …

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Cyber Expert: Govt. Lacks Power to Handle Grid Disruptions

The federal government will not have authority to mitigate electric grid disruptions until at least 2013, a cybersecurity expert said according to NextGov James Lewis, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said a former U.S. senior official told him the country will experience a major disruption and …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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DoD Predictions for 2011

Most of the big issues facing the Defense Department in 2011 can be boiled down to one word: budget. A duo of defense experts talked to DoDBuzz about what to look for on the defense horizon for 2011 and mostly agreed that 2010 economic uncertainty and the political grandstanding surrounding …

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Gov’t Cyber Certification Board Sparks Controversy

Cyber observers agree there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals within the federal government, but two recent competing reports cannot agree on a solution for the problem. An overwhelming majority of cybersecurity professionals polled by (ISC)2, an IT and security certification group, oppose a government-run board of examiners to oversee …

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Information Sharing Official Tells Agencies to Pick up Pace

In the post-9/11 world, government agencies in charge of national security information have learned how to share data. But now the government’s top official in charge of efforts to increase sharing efficiency wants agencies to speed up the process. Kshemendra Paul, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, a presidentially …

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