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Category Archives: Cybersecurity

The President’s National Cybersecurity Plan: What You Need to Know

This blog entry by Michael Daniel, Tony Scott and Ed Felten was originally published on the White House blog. Summary: Here are a few answers to questions you might have about the President’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan. I’m confident …

Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity

Strengthening the cybersecurity of Federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. Every day, public and private sector leaders – my team included – are directing significant resources to address this …

Stay Protected While Connected! — Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month – our annual campaign to improve the Army’s security posture by increasing awareness of organizational cybersecurity practices and training. It is an opportunity to build a culture of cybersecurity awareness throughout our entire workforce. …

Strengthening & Enhancing Federal Cybersecurity for the 21st Century

From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation.  It is also an ever-growing and constantly changing challenge.  For years, whenever I’ve spoken …

DHS IT: Leading change, improving service, securing America

We all know technology is evolving at a rapid pace. DHS must be able to adopt the latest and most appropriate technologies in order to enable mission delivery. As a Department with national security responsibilities, we must also be cognizant …

Mobile Technology Tiger Team Sets Federal Mobile Applications Security Standards

At a recent Federal Mobile Computing Summit in Washington, D.C., the Federal CIO Council’s Mobile Technology Tiger Team (MTTT) announced a real victory for the advancement of mobility. They unveiled the product of a year-and-a-half long, cross-agency collaboration: federal criteria …

CIO Council Streamlines Configuration Baseline Process

The Federal CIO Council has streamlined and reinvigorated a government-wide initiative to review and approve standard security and other configuration settings on IT products widely deployed across agencies. This process has been key in standardizing a shared approach to security …

The Army and the New DoD Cyber Strategy

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter unveiled the new Department of Defense Cyber Strategy in an address at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, California, April 23, 2015. An update to the original strategy released in 2011, it identifies specific cyber missions for …

Registration Now Open for 2015 CIO Council IT Symposium

Richard McKinney (CIO, Department of Transportation) and I are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 CIO Council IT Symposium. This two-day event, sponsored by the Workforce Committee, which we co-chair, will take place at the …

eSCRM Program Overview

Cybersecurity attacks disrupt, destroy, and compromise components across manufacturing supply chains and create risks that transcend agencies, departments, and organizations.  Cyber risk is especially acute in critical infrastructure, where there is increasing reliance on information communication technology (ICT) components and …


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