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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

DISA’s unveils its premier facility for cyber defense

The home of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Global Operations Command has opened for business, housing the nation’s major facility for cyber defense. Continue reading

How synced can (and should) NSA and CIA be on cyber?

The National Security Agency further integrated its Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance directorates while also establishing several new directorates covering research and acquisition, among other activities. Continue reading

White House policy defines cyber roles

The White House has released a policy directive that delineates the roles of the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in responding to significant cyber incidents. Continue reading

Piecing clues together to understand DHS’s second binding cyber directive

Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, issued his second Binding Operational Directive (BOD) in late June. Continue reading

DoD debuting new personnel system for civilian cyber workforce

The Defense Department has begun initial steps to create a new civilian cyber workforce outside the strictures of the traditional civil service system, giving the department more flexibility to hire, fire and pay employees in critical cyber posts. Continue reading

Secret Service needs ‘cyber triage’ tools, fast

Within the next 30 days, the Secret Service plans to issue 30 awards in each of two pools: single-user licenses and malware scanning services. Both pools will include contracts with one-year performance periods. Continue reading

When should DoD respond to a cyber attack? No one really knows

Defense Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security Thomas Atkin was unable to provide specifics to the House Armed Services Committee this week on when exactly DoD would get involved if there was a cyber attack to critical U.S. infrastructure. Continue reading