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Cyber Rule Could Quell the Urge to Merge for Government Contractors

$210 billion in government information technology contracts will expire this year and be re-competed. Continue reading

McCain continues push for cyber policy

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is running out of patience when it comes to U.S. formulating what he considers an effective cyber strategy. Continue reading

For the Army, ‘Cyberwar’ Is Quickly Becoming Just ‘War’

The next great conflict will play out not just on physical terrain, but also in the electrical pulses of cyberspace and the electronic spectrum. Continue reading

Air Force Sec. James says goodbye with new cyber service

James announced the Air Force is creating its own digital service that will focus on building software excellence into new programs. Continue reading

OMB tries again to define a major cyber incident

It first defined a cyber incident in a 2007 memo, defining a category 1 event where a hacker gets access to systems, data or a breach of physical security controls. Continue reading

Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

NTIA, a component of the Department of Commerce, doesn’t regulate industry. Instead it convenes groups of stakeholders with an eye to forge consensus on best practices. Continue reading

GSA, DHS make $102M cyber award to kick off busy 2017

This is commonly referred to identity and access management, and it’s one of the most important pieces to any cyber system trying to stop the ever-growing threats and attack surface. Continue reading

Army’s AKO portal lives on; officials debut new office to buy cyber tools

The Army has settled on a long-term vision that will keep at least some key AKO functions alive for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

IRS Needs to Physically Secure Its Computer Rooms

The Internal Revenue Service has had cyber problems before, but now the physical security of its facilities is under scrutiny. Continue reading

U.S. Cyber Command acquisition experiment begins broader cyber self-assessment

The federal government’s cybersecurity policy has reached a crossroads, and the upcoming presidential transition is an opportunity to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and decide how to move forward. Continue reading