Biography for David Perera
David Perera is executive editor of the FierceMarkets Government Group, which includes FierceGovernment, FierceGovernmentIT, FierceHomelandSecurity, and FierceMobileGovernment. He has reported on all things federal since January 2004 and is co-author of Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market, a book published in October 2012. Based in greater-metro Washington, D.C., Dave can be reached here and can be found on LinkedIn or here. Tweeting at @daveperera.
Articles by David Perera
The Centers for Disease Control can envision a future where it uses social media as a data source for the early tracking of emerging diseases, but it's not without obstacles. Nontraditional data sources are an increasing necessity caused by the great recent decline of public health staff at local governments, said Joanne Andreadis, senior advisor within the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. She spoke on a panel Oct. 28 during the annual ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference.
Problems plaguing healthcare.gov should be fixed for most users by the end of next month, former White House official Jeffrey Zients told reporters days into his role as head of the "tech surge" the Obama administration says will resolve the system's technical issues. Zients's comment came after a four hour Oct. 24 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee during which system contractors were witnesses.
A paper from a German journalist and an American technology advisor argues that fallout from revelations of widespread Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency holds the danger of balkanizing the Internet with little real effect against determined electronic espionage.
The extent of the global cybersecurity problem is estimated to be large but data doesn't exist to make quantitative judgments, leaving discussions to be dominated by speculation and debate, says a new report from the East-West Institute.
The Defense Department finalized regulations Oct. 22 for its cybersecurity threat sharing program with defense industrial base companies, making no changes to an interim final rule published in May 2012.
A European Parliament committee approved earlier this week a data protection measure that would restrict the transfer of individuals' data for law enforcement or intelligence purposes outside of the European Union.
Damage control and political fire-fanning dominate the fourth week of healthcare.gov's existence, making the federal healthcare insurance website for the 36 states that refused to build their own insurance exchange the locus for partisan divide and continuing criticism of federal information technology management. A poll shows that a majority of Americans may already believe that website problems are part of a broader problem with the health insurance law's implementation.
A slightly-delayed preliminary federal cybersecurity framework detailing cybersecurity standards meant for voluntary adoption by private sector operators of critical infrastructure that the National Institute of Standards and Technology released Tuesday still leaves unanswered questions about how adoption will be measured.
The National Institute of Standards today release a much anticipated, slightly delayed preliminary draft (.pdf) of the cybersecurity framework meant for voluntary adoption by private sector operators of critical infrastructure.