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Federal CTO Chopra Leaving White House

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is stepping down from his post, the White House announced Friday. A White House official told Federal News Radio that Chopra’s last day will be Feb. 8, but the official did not indicate Chopra’s future plans. FedScoop first reported Chopra’s departure and reports that some …

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Report: DHS Names Cybersecurity Director

The Department of Homeland Security has named a new director of the National Cybersecurity division to replace Nicole Dean, who is leaving Jan. 22 for Raytheon, Federal News Radio reports.  FNR obtained an email indicating that the agency had named John Streufert to be director of the division and DHS …

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Energy, DHS to Develop New Cyber Measures with Electric Companies

The Energy Department and the Department of Homeland Security will work with electric companies to develop new cybersecurity measures to protect the nation’s energy grid, DOE announced Thursday. The initiative is part of the White House’s newly released “Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity” project. “Establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity approach …

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GAO Says Federal Financial Statement Flawed, Incomplete

The Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday it was not able to give an opinion on the Treasury Department‘s annual financial statement for the entire government. In his 6-page statement accompanying the full report, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro cited “material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other limitations on the …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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DHS Losing Head of National Cyber Security Division

The Department of Homeland Security has experienced a revolving door regarding its cybersecurity leadership of late, with another key official announcing her departure recently. Nicole Dean, the director of DHS’ National Cyber Security Division, has told her staff in an email she is leaving the government Jan. 22, 2012 according …

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Pentagon Can Now Play Offense in Cyberspace

The head of the National Security Agency said last month that playing offense in cyberspace is challenging because the current strategy focuses primarily on defense. “They find a vulnerability, they penetrate the network, we find out about it several months later,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander “We diagnose the malware, …

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Hill Negotiators Agree on Funding Bill, Shutdown Avoided

The federal government was again on the brink of shutting down Friday, but Congress is on track to keep the government running past a Friday deadline. Late Thursday night, congressional leaders reached a tentative deal on the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund several agencies through to the …

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