Do You Seek To Support DoD? Selling your Requirements – in a fiscally constrained year

The Department of Defense (DoD) is still in business and will continue to provide the outstanding defense that Americans expect and deserve. As the DoD budget continues to decline, we can expect extra scrutiny on each and every funded program. This means if you are a supplier to DoD you better get ready now for […]

BlackBerry taps Trend Micro for app screening, DoE hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the world. BlackBerry signs up security firm to screen third party apps – BlackBerry has signed a contract with Trend Micro to screen all their App World submissions. This is a solid move, to further enhance BlackBerry’s reputation for security. While no app screening is perfect, […]

Ozone Widget Framework to be on GitHub, GAO sees $2.3B in undeserved justification and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Ozone Widget Framework to be on GitHub now by year’s end – The Ozone Widget Framework is an open source project that allows developers to create lightweight applications that draw from pooled data. This has been bogged down in clearance issues, but has gone through […]

NIST finds no uniform approach to identity management, IRS modernization leaving IRS vulnerable and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. IRS modernization effort leaves IRS IT vulnerable, says TIGTA – The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that the IRS’s Modernization Program “remains a major risk and that improved controls are needed.” The IRS must adhere to, and implement provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

Social Perspectives for the CTO: Engaging Tomorrow = Leadership Today

Editor’s note: We first saw this blog at WayIn and asked Bryan Douglass to repost here. We believe the conclusions in this post are relevant to most organizations today, especially federal government organizatioins. – bg. Times have been tough. Consumers lack comfort in spending and businesses are struggling for comfort without them. As a result, […]

White House Hacked, Sequestration Threatens Cyber, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: White House sources confirm that Chinese hackers penetrated unclassified networks with a spear phishing attack against the White House Communications Agency. More here. Sequestration threatens the bipartisan agreement that cybersecurity needs more funding. More here. The White House gathered senior government leaders and private sector entrepreneurs for “Energy […]