DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless, Coasties don’t want expensive TISCOM laptops and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Coasties don’t want expensive TISCOM laptops – According to a recent DHS audit, the Coast Guard is sitting on over 5,000 laptops in Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command warehouses. These laptops, many of which are over 3 years old, cost units over […]

PortfolioStat: Rigorous program reviews similar to system integrator best practices

Systems Integrators must put quality first or they will fail. Every integrator I know has processes in place to ensure program success. The best include rigorous reviews early in program life to help program managers succeed. Rigorous review processes check program documentation, personnel training, schedules, budgets, risks, and overall plans. Reviews also include input from […]

Innovate, Deliver, Protect and Analyze, the Path to Ideal IT

Steven VanRoekel gave an excellent keynote on Wednesday at the FOSE conference. Mr VanRoekel is a former Microsoft executive who has been in the Federal Government since 2009. He outlined the steps that he is pushing as the Federal CIO to improve IT throughout the government. He highlighted the pervasiveness of mobile technology, and how […]

Facebook used as a billboard for malware, Officials and industry preparing for a more mobile government and more

Here are the top cybersecurity news and stories of the day. Facebook used as billboard for malware – “A cybercriminal has taken to selling his malware and related services on Facebook, boldly choosing a public forum to reach potential customers over the secretive world of the online underground.” This is a bold move by the […]

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 […]

Rumored Cybersecurity Executive Order Draft, Federal Agencies Not Monitoring Employee Devices, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order on cybersecurity which sources say would establish a voluntary program where companies operating critical infrastructure would choose to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards established with guidance from government. More here. A new survey shows that while […]