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GOP Senators to Propose Research, Education-Focused Cyber Bill

Several Republican senators will introduce a cybersecurity bill Wednesday highlighting the use of research and education, The Hill newspaper reports. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.), Chuck Grassley (Neb.) Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Dan Coats (Ind.) will propose the Secure IT Act. The Secure IT …

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GAO Officials Question Power Grid Security Before House Subpanel

Government Accountability Office representatives told a House subcommittee Tuesday technology enables a more effective power grid network but the security of the network could be stronger. Gregory Wilshusen and David Trimble testified to the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee that insecure smart grid networks are dangerous to national security. Securing …

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Survey: Cyber Feds Have Top Opportunities, Recruiting a Challenge

The government is a stable and opportunity-bound work environment for information security professionals, according to a survey from (ISC)2. (ISC)2 released its 2012 Career Impact Survey this week, which found information security professionals have opportunities to advance and receive raises while working in the public sector. The study surveyed more than 2,250 …

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Napolitano Gives Public-Private Cyber Info Sharing Thumbs Up

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano voiced approval for a Senate cybersecurity bill at a House hearing Wednesday, NextGov reports. The Cybersecurity Act was introduced Tuesday and would give DHS the ability to handle private network breaches. The bill also calls for more information sharing between government and the private sector. The bill …

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Proposed Cyber Bill Puts DHS in Charge of Assessing Infrastructure

A bipartisan group of senators proposed a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would put the Department of Homeland Security in charge of assessing risks and vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 also asks the government to improve the security of cyber networks through the Federal Information Security Management Act. Sens. …

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2013 Federal IT Budget Request Down Less than 1% From 2012

President Obama requested $78.9 billion in fiscal year 2013 funding for federal information technology, down 0.7 percent from fiscal 2012 funds, Computerworld reports. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said in a press conference the 2013 budget request represents the government’s effort to do more with less. VanRoekel said budget …

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Defense CIO Takai Discusses Mobility, Supply Chain Approach in CGI Journal

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai wants to use multiple approaches to handle mobile device usage in the Pentagon, she told the “Leadership” executive journal. “Leadership” is published quarterly by CGI‘s collaborative government initiative. The Pentagon hosts a highly mobile workforce in a time of mobile device proliferation and …

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House Subpanel, Industry to Assess Cyber Threats

A House subcommittee will review cyber threats in the U.S. during a Wednesday hearing, according to the The Hill newspaper. Rep. Greg Walden, (R-Ore.) chairman for the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology, said the subcommittee will consider botnets, hacking and supply-chain vulnerability. Industry representatives and security experts are …

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