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Private sector not sharing as much cybersecurity info as feds want, experts say

Convincing the private sector to share more information about cybersecurity incidents with the federal government will take trust building and a cooperative effort across all relevant agencies.

Justice Department provides guidelines for planning responses to cyberattacks

Officials at the Cybersecurity Unit, part of the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, compiled the guidelines based on lessons learned by federal prosecutors handling cyber investigations.

TIC overlay just the beginning for FedRAMP, says Goodrich

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program aims to accelerate the authorization of cloud computing technologies across the federal government, but instead of one more federal IT security mandate agencies must comply with, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich says the program has a unique role to streamline security processes across several initiatives.

Obama nominates Coast Guard vice admiral to head TSA

If confirmed by the Senate, Peter Neffenger would replace former TSA administrator John Pistole who retired from public service Dec. 31 after announcing his depature two months before.

GAO: Most of DHS's major acquisition projects at risk for missed schedules, higher costs

Of those 22, 14 programs had schedule slips, and half of those also experienced cost increases and the estimated lifecycle cost of these programs also rose by $9.7 billion, or 18 percent. 

DHS chief shares plan for Silicon Valley satellite office, also talks China, NCCIC and encryption

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the department is finalizing plans to open a Silicon Valley satellite office "to serve as another point of contact" in remarks to RSA Conference April 21.

House expected to consider 2 cyber threat data sharing bills that grant liability protections

The Obama administration largely supports both bills although it had some reservations regarding their liability protections. But civil liberties and privacy groups say they strongly opposed one bill sponsored by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Fed agencies reduce planned PortfolioStat savings as GAO questions past IT reform savings

Through the Office of Management and Budget initiative launched three years ago that requires agencies to review their IT investments annually and cut duplication, agencies were supposed to save $5.8 billion between fiscal 2013 and 2015. However, they reduced that amount to $2 billion, a 68 percent cut.

ICE could have saved up to $40M by improving detainee air transport program, DHS audit finds

ICE Air Operations, which is responsible for transporting detainees within the United States or returning them to their countries of origin, does not collect data that could help it better support operational decisions and improve program effectiveness.

DHS officials: CDM, Einstein programs will improve federal cyber defenses in next 2 years

Both programs provide a basic level of security across the federal government regardless of an agency's cybersecurity skill set or resources at a given moment.