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Matt Hummer: What’s the rate of growth in federal cybersecurity?

You might have guessed the roster of cybersecurity vendors and the federal dollars going to them are growing. Continue reading

CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge that skills gap. Continue reading

Cyber products to get further scrutiny under new DHS plan

DHS is adding more rigor to vendor supply chains for a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative. Continue reading

Government’s Biggest Cyber Problem Will Be Contractors’ Big Opportunity, Report Says

The federal government’s biggest challenge in defending its civilian, military and intelligence networks from hackers isn’t technology, it’s people. Continue reading

Think like a hacker, says former CISO

Shared services, new hacker-like thinking and a clear and concise security strategy are some of the keys to protecting the .gov environment, said the former first governmentwide chief information security officer. Continue reading

NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says

A senior House science committee staffer Friday defended controversial legislation expanding the authorities of the government’s cybersecurity standards agency, saying it’s necessary because other agencies aren’t stepping up to the job. Source: NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says – Nextgov.com

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

House bill would keep election systems ‘critical’

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would further solidify state election systems as U.S. critical infrastructure Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

SDN looms large in NSTAC report

Software-defined networking’s ability to separate applications from network devices is one of the more immediate concerns the federal government should address to bolster cybersecurity, according to a report being prepared by an industry group that advises government on emerging technologies. Continue reading