Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? U.S. Energy Department spends $30M to bolster utility cybersecurity tools and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? The DHS is under a lot of intense scrutiny lately to re-vamp their acquisition processes in the face of allegations and revelations of inefficiencies and waste. One specific example was from the $3B expenditure on radio upgrades, 8,000 […]

Amazon Snags $600M from CIA for Cloud Services, House committee approves FITARA, FISMA update and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Copyright Chief Urges Congress to Produce ‘Next Great Copyright Act’ – “Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante told a House congressional subcommittee Wednesday that everything from anticircumvention provisions and fair use to length of copyright and performance royalties should be on the table.” US trademark […]

Obama tags EPA, OMB and DoE heads, DHS 3.0 has cybersecurity as a top priority and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama makes three major personnel announcements – President Obama has announced the heads of three organizations, the OMB, the Department of Energy and the EPA. All of them have extensive experience in the government, specifically in organizations. Via FedScoop, more here. Napolitano calls for […]

CTOvision Podcast: OMB, DHS, USN, Data Encryption

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this podcast, Bob and Ryan discuss some of the recent government and cyber news. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes Weatherford Outlines DHS Cybersecurity Goals DOE to invest $9 million in solar big data projects Navy delays NGEN decision to May […]

DHS Cybersecurity Goals, US looks hard at China over cyber-espionage and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance – OMB CIO Steven Van Roekel released a memo with 11 goals to ensure section 508 compliance for technology. Section 508 compliance makes technology available to everyone, without regard for physical limitations. Section 508 compliance is often a hidden […]

Monitoring Algae With Satellites, Justice May Take Action Against Facilities Used In Cyber Attacks, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using satellite imagery to monitor harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin as part of a new pilot program. More here. The Department of Justice may put cybersecurity experts into department offices to take legal action against computer facilities used in […]