Tag Archives: network security

GAO: DHS Should Identify BioWatch Gen-2 Platform Capabilities Before System Update

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security determine the technical capabilities of a system that works to detect biological attacks before DHS introduces upgrades to the platform. GAO’s recommendation follows a finding that DHS did not craft performance requirements that would allow the agency to analyze test results and evaluate the capability of the BioWatch …

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Daniel Goure: Network Security Consolidation, Automation Key to Defend DoD Cyber Systems

Daniel Goure, a vice president at the Lexington Institute, has offered the Defense Department six cybersecurity strategies to help ward off sophisticated threats to the department’s computer networks. Goure said that DoD can leverage or repurpose existing security controls to provide extra support for the Defense Information Systems Agency-run Host-Based …

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Gen. Darren McDew: Cybersecurity a Priority at Transcom

Gen. Darren McDew, the White House nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, told a Senate panel that network security will be among his priorities at Transcom if he is confirmed, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes that McDew, who is currently commander of Air Mobility Command, believes Transcom is …

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Report: Agencies Eye Cloud Encryption Gateways to Protect Data in the Cloud

Government agencies are turning toward data encryption technology to supplement the network security standards in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as some agencies remain wary of cloud, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that chief information officers and chief information security officers at agencies are looking for clearer data protection …

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