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VA Turns Up Its 'intensity' To Solve Long-standing Cyber Challenges

Federal News Radio | May 22, 2015

Having failed its cybersecurity audit for the 16th year in a row, the Veterans Affairs Department is attacking its problems at their roots. The department is taking several steps to address long-standing cyber deficiencies to quicken its path...

Record-breaking Attendance At CEIC® 2015 Cybersecurity Event In Las Vegas

Government Security News Magazine | May 22, 2015

Pasadena, CA, May 21 - Guidance Software, (NASDAQ:GUID), a digital investigations company, has announced highlights of theCEIC 2015 event taking place this week in Las Vegas. The annual event attracted a record-breaking number of attendees looking...

Growing Number Of Major Media Companies Select Modulo GRC Solution

Government Security News Magazine | May 22, 2015

Atlanta, GA, May 21 - Modulo, a provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, has announced that a growing number of major media companies are selecting Modulo's GRC solution to automate its digital risk and compliance...

Gun-testing Robot, Open Internet Guidance And A Health Care Breach

FCW | May 21, 2015

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be adding robots to its test firing range to ease the physical strain on human shooters. Gun-testing robot ready for the range Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have a new robot, or something close...

Edward Snowden: Rand Paul's 'Filibuster' Is A 'Sea Change'

Next Gov | May 21, 2015

With a little help from his friends at the American Civil Liberties Union, Edward Snowden conducted a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Thursday afternoon. The ex-spy spoke about reforms to the National Security Agency and the Patriot Act. Section...

Amid USPS' Calls For Pay Cuts, Unions Let Deadline Pass For New Labor Contract

Governement Executive | May 21, 2015

Two postal unions representing more than 300,000 employees are struggling to reach new collective bargaining agreements with postal management, with one already abandoning negotiations in favor of mediation. USPS' contracts with both the American...

In Reddit Chat, Edward Snowden Calls Rand Paul's Filibuster A 'Sea Change'

Governement Executive | May 21, 2015

With a little help from his friends at the American Civil Liberties Union, Edward Snowden conducted a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Thursday afternoon. The ex-spy spoke about reforms to the National Security Agency and the Patriot Act. Section...

Cyber Stands To Make Gains In National Defense Bill, But Obama Threatens Veto

Fierce GovernmentIT | May 21, 2015

Cyber got a boost as a fiscal 2016 defense bill moved through Congress last week. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA, which would authorize the budget authority of the Defense Department's and the Energy Department's...

Private Sector Not Sharing As Much Cybersecurity Info As Feds Want, Experts Say

Fierce GovernmentIT | May 21, 2015

The federal government wants a better line of sight into cyber incidents and breaches within the commercial sector, but many American companies shy away from formally sharing such information with agencies, a panel of federal experts said at a May...

Secure Sharing: Maintaining The Right Balance

FCW | May 21, 2015

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple. (Image: Ismagilov / Shutterstock) In his book “Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems,” Barry Johnson makes the case that...

One False Tweet Sent Financial Markets Into A Tailspin

Homeland Security News Wire | May 21, 2015

CybersecurityOne false tweet sent financial markets into a tailspin Published 21 May 2015Share| A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press (AP) in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

How A Hacker Could Hijack A Plane From Their Seat

Homeland Security News Wire | May 21, 2015

AviationHow a hacker could hijack a plane from their seat By Yijun Yu and Andrew Smith Published 21 May 2015Share| Reports that a cybersecurity expert successfully hacked into an airplane's control system from a passenger seat raises many worrying...

Senators Try To Block Extension Of Bulk Data Collection

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Senators try to block extension of bulk data collection Reuters: Republican Rand Paul interrupted debate in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday to make a speech opposing legislation that would extend U.S. spy agencies' collection of Americans' telephone...

The Secret American Space Drone Is Going Back Into Orbit

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

The Secret American Space Drone is Going Back Into Orbit Government Executive: The Air Force is scheduled to conduct its fourth launch of the X-37B spacecraft-a flying robot that looks like a shrunken down version of the Space Shuttle-and we still...

Army Tests New Acoustic Threat Detection System

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Army Tests New Acoustic Threat Detection System Defense Tech: The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled...

Emergency Communications, Public Alerts, Warnings Legislation Passed Out Of House HS Committee

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Emergency Communications, Public Alerts, Warnings Legislation Passed Out Of House HS Committee Homeland Security Today: Legislation that would improve interoperable communications for first responders has been passed by the House Committee on...

FBI Chief Worries ISIS Could Use Cyberattacks Against U.S.

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

FBI chief worries ISIS could use cyberattacks against U.S. CNN: ISIS is "waking up" to the idea of using sophisticated malware to cyberattack critical infrastructure in the U.S., FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday. Read article Tags Federal...

U.S. Navy Secretary Says Paying Attention To Cyber Threats

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

U.S. Navy secretary says paying attention to cyber threats Reuters: The U.S. Navy is working hard to improve the cyber security of its computer networks and weapon and communications systems, while bracing for potential attacks on power grids and...

Investigators Trying To Determine Whether Engineer In Deadly Amtrak Derailment Was Using Phone

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Investigators trying to determine whether engineer in deadly Amtrak derailment was using phone Star Tribune: PHILADELPHIA - Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine...

Game Could Make Training More Fun For Feds

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Game could make training more fun for feds Federal Times: Learning new management and development skills can be tough but there's no reason it can't be fun. That's the idea behind Winning the Training Game, which uses gamification to teach...

Fed Wary Of More 'taper Tantrums' Over Rates

i360Gov | May 21, 2015

Fed wary of more 'taper tantrums' over rates USA Today: They took a June hike off the table, but buried in the minutes of the Federal Reserve's April meeting released Wednesday was the following not-so-subtle warning from the nation's central...