Latest DodgeRetort – GAO: Federal CIO's need to focus more on information management, security

A just-released GAO report says Federal CIOs do not have the authority they need to do their jobs – and serve the public. Should federal CIOs be given more power? What stands in their way? Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge and Bob Gourley, editor-in-chief who used to work for the federal government, explore the […]

Cybersecurity Gaps Across Government, New Monitoring Tool, and More

This month, the Department of Energy, in working with the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and power companies, will test a voluntary reporting model to discover cybersecurity gaps in electricity delivery systems. More here. A researcher at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a cyber sensor to track how network activity relates to application to […]

Threats of CISPA Veto, A 680% Increase in Cyberattacks Against Government, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The White House has threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if it reaches the President in its current form. More here. The Office of Management and Budget agrees, asking President Obama to veto the bill. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the […]

Office of the DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer and their Agility Forum

The Department of Defense Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer has a long running history of seeking out the best ideas for improving DoD oversight and management of department financial management systems, operations and controls. The office has a mandate to transform the way DoD does business. Here is a bit more from their […]

LuzSec May Be Back, The DoE's Cybersecurity Model, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Energy has published its  Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model as a guide to cybersecurity for utilities. More here. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) will begin taking applications on Wednesday for security certificates to provide cloud services to the federal government. More here. The […]

Attacks on Industrial Control Systems Spike, Air Force Smartphone Games for New Recruits, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team within the Department of Homeland Security reports a a 20-fold leap in the number of incidents since the team was created in 2009. More here. The Homeland Security Infrastructure Program gave Colorado authorities fighting deadly wildfires access to sensitive data […]