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Keith Trippie: DHS to Embrace Mobility for Communications

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to mobile devices as the agency’s primary means of communication, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the DHS is also developing security and privacy infrastructures for mobile devices and products. Keith Trippie, executive director for DHS’ enterprise system development office, told a GovDelivery crowd …

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Inspector General Officials Want Cyber Threat Sharing System for Federal Agencies; Suzanne Spaulding Comments

Inspector General officials have proposed a centralized system for government agencies to share cyber threat information and alert each other to potential attacks, Defense One reported Nov. 5. Aliya Sternstein writes the IG wants a management database, calling list and communications monitoring system intended to help the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, …

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NIST Issues Draft Cyber Framework for Service Providers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft cybersecurity framework intended to act as guidance for service providers to manage cybersecurity risks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the framework calls on companies to report their cybersecurity posture, describe cybersecurity goals, establish priorities to enhance …

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Janet Napolitano: DHS Must Maintain Cyber Focus

Janet Napolitano recommended the Department of Homeland Security continue efforts to build up the nation’s cybersecurity posture as part of her farewell speech Monday, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Phil Mattingly writes Napolitano, who stepped down from the homeland security secretary post after four years, warned future cyber attacks could disrupt the country’s economy in …

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GSA Looks at New Cloud Services Acquisition Model

The General Services Administration is assessing a brokerage concept as an alternative for federal agencies to acquire cloud-based services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes GSA hopes to acquire cloud brokerage services this summer and complete the proof-of-concept this year as the Department of Homeland Security and another …

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Congress to Deliberate Future Plans for DHS

Both the House and Senate are scheduled to hold a variety of hearings to deliberate future plans regarding the Department of Homeland Security, The Washington Post reports. The department was established as a stand-alone entity in November 2002 with the passage of the Homeland Security Act by Congress. Today, it …

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Napolitano Announces DHS Cyber Workforce Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security’s advisory council will launch a new effort focusing on developing the cyber workforce, Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday. She met with industry and small business representatives at a White House event June 6. DHS said she mentioned the department’s collaboration with universities and private sector businesses …

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Industry Groups React to Senate Outscourcing Hearing

A Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and industry representatives on outsourcing Thursday, Federal News Radio reports. Representatives from the Army, Homeland Security Department, Office of Personnel Management, watchdog groups, federal employee unions and private contracting firms attended the hearing. The Professional Services Council said in a statement that lifestyle …

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