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
Whether to propose extending limited liability protection to companies sharing cyber threat information is under consideration within the Obama administration, a top civilian cybersecurity official said Wednesday.
European Union leaders and President Obama today announced a new effort to formalize and broaden cooperation on cyber issues.
The days of bulk storage of communications metadata by the National Security Agency may be numbered with the addition of reform proposals from President Obama and House Intelligence Committee leaders – although both are under criticism from privacy watchdogs for not going far enough.
The Environmental Protection Agency's primary tool for information security training is too technical for executives but too general for technical personnel, say auditors.
Total governmentwide transparency on pricing for information technology products could have unintended consequences, said a senior acquisition official.
The potential for dirty bomb materials to be stolen from medical facilities could be lessened in the next two years, following a research effort the federal government says it will launch to find replacements for highly radioactive materials.
Federal realties that mitigate against easy adoption of Agile Development within agencies can be overcome, say proponents in a new white paper.
Virtual currencies have the potential for widespread use by terrorists, but so far the limited scale of their real world adoption means it remains unrealized, said a senior anti-money laundering Treasury Department official.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office may be violating the terms of a federal injunction ordered last year by a judge who concluded the office racially profiled Hispanics.
New cybersecurity requirements in federal acquisition system will take years to implement, says GSA official
The federal government plans to start in about a year the long process of directly modifying acquisition regulations in order to implement recommendations from a joint Defense Department and General Services Administration cybersecurity task force, a federal official said.