Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

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DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leaders […]

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 […]

Liquid Robotics: An update on this particularly virtuous technology– and a request for your input

Autonomous vehicle article

It has been a while since we have written about our friends at Liquid Robotics. We imagine most of our readers are keeping their ears open for news on their capabilities, they are so widely known in tech circles just about everyone knows their basic approach of leveraging “Wave Gilders” as wave propelled robotic platforms […]

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 […]

60 days of hacker assaults, GSA will stop recruiting cloud security testers until the fall and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. 60 Days of Hacker Assaults – The first 60 days of 2013 have been marked by some serious security breaches. Twitter, Apple and Facebook all were targeted, along with the State Department, Federal Reserve and US Department of Energy. One firm, Mandiant, “released a […]

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 […]