Tag Archives: Transportation Department

Former Transportation CIO Richard Mckinney Details Agency’s Network Security Mgmt Effort

Richard McKinney, former chief information officer at the Transportation Department, has said Riverbed‘s performance monitoring and diagnostics tools helped the department detect 200 unexpected devices on its networks, FedTech Magazine reported Friday. Mckinney told Mike Gruss in an interview that the Transportation Department used Riverbed’s SteelCentral suite of products to measure bandwidth use which …

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GAO: FAA Should Review Regulatory Framework for Space Support Vehicles, Clarify Financial Responsibility Rules to Spaceport Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department’s secretary to call on the Federal Aviation Administration chief to analyze whether FAA’s regulatory structure is applicable to space support vehicles. DOT should also suggest modifications to regulations to FAA if it finds that the regulatory framework is not suitable for such vehicles, …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOT’s IG: Cyber Incident Handling ‘Ineffective, Incomplete’

The Transportation Department‘s inspector general has called DOT’s handling of cybersecurity incidents “ineffective and incomplete” in an audit the IG conducted on the agency’s information systems and networks. DOT’s IG said Thursday it evaluated how the department monitors, reports, detects and resolves cyber incidents and also informs authorities of both the event and resolution. The IG said DOT did …

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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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