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Kevin McAleenan Unveils New DHS Anti-Terrorism Framework

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security, has announced his department's new strategic framework to address terrorism and targeted violence. The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that its new strategic framework aims to understand the changing terrorism environment, prevent terrorists from U.S. entry and boost defenses of the country's infrastructure.

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Tobias Feakin: Policymakers, Companies Must Work Together on State-Sponsored Cyber Attack Response

Countries should develop their policy frameworks to respond to destructive or disruptive cyber attacks from state-sponsored actors, Tobias Feakin of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute wrote in an article published by the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Relations. Feakin, a senior analyst and director at ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, recommended …

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NIST’s Adam Sedgewick Addresses Industry Concerns About Cyber Framework Implementation

A National Institute of Standards and Technology official has clarified that the agency’s voluntary cybersecurity framework is meant to offer private enterprises the “know-how” needed to protect their infrastructure, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. “Organizations should use this as they think about how to manage risk, but they shouldn’t treat it like …

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James Martin: DI2E Framework Targets Defense, Intell Data Interoperability

U.S. defense and intelligence agencies are developing an enterprise software system to link data, workforce and technology for military operations, C4ISR Networks reported Wednesday. Amber Corrin writes the government is building the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise framework to support both the joint information environment and intelligence community IT enterprise infrastructures. “We’ve …

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FDA Sends Draft of Health IT Regulations to Congress

The Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act working group has released a draft document that proposes recommendations about how mobile healthcare technology should be regulated, Government Health IT reported Thursday. The FDA, HHS‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commision jointly developed the …

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ISA Urges Beta Testing of Voluntary Cyber Framework

The Internet Security Alliance has proposed that the government test a cybersecurity program for U.S. private industry before fully implementing it, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology is scheduled to release in February a final voluntary framework for best practices in securing critical …

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