A few minutes with Justice's CIO, Vance Hitch

Vance Hitch, Department of Justice’s CIO, recently sat down with FedScoop and discussed his cybersecurity efforts.  DoJ has a phased approach to cybersecurity.  Included in these issues needed to be addressed are data loss prevention and insider threats. The results are some great context in video. Mr Hitch was also kind enough to add some […]

New Attacks by Anonymous, a Narrower CISPA, and More

Anonymous claimed credit for taking down the Department of Justice and Central Intelligence Agency websites, as well at the website of MI6 in the UK. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a request for proposals for more power-efficient processes in embedded computing systems. More here. The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has narrowed […]

The PRECISE Act, Law Enforcement Data Exchange, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and IT news: The Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PRECISE Act) passed the House Homeland Security Committee though members had concerns over whether it was sufficient. More here. The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice discussed information sharing through N-DEx, the FBI’s national law enforcement […]

Chinese Cyber Espionage, Warrants for GPS Data, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice are considering China Mobile’s license for providing international information service in the United States over concerns about cybersecurity and spying. More here. Law enforcement and civil liberties groups debated a bill requiring a warrant […]

Anonymous Breaches the DoJ, Bomb Threat at NSA Data Center, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Hackers from Anonymous have gained access to a  Bureau of Justice Statistics server at the Department of Justice. More here. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Transformation initiative to digitize immigration paperwork has resulted in its first online immigration form. More here. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has […]

The Digital Government Strategy, No BYOD In Army Tactical Environments, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The digital government strategy, with quarterly deadlines over the next 12 month, aims to give citizens access to government data across devices, improve procurement for mobile, apps, and data, and encourage innovation by making government data open and machine-readable. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has created the Domestic Communications […]