Electronic health record interoperability between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments has been a long time coming, but an interagency program office is making progress, a DoD official told lawmakers during an April 9 hearing.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sought Friday to downplay the United States' recently-earned reputation for aggressiveness in cyberspace, even as he acknowledged a rapid pace of personnel expansion within Cyber Command. The Defense Department, he said, "will maintain an approach of restraint to any cyber operations outside the U.S. government networks. We are urging other nations to do the same."
The department of Defense and Veterans Affairs continue to pursue a project known as the iEHR, which is falling behind schedule, finds the Government Accountability Office.
All military services and Defense Department components are now permitted to lease computing space through Amazon Web Services.
Systems acquisition for major satellite programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would nominally increase under the president's fiscal 2015 budget proposal.
An effort to align defense and federal civilian cybersecurity guidance culminated this month with the Defense Department jettisoning its specialized certification and accreditation process.The change is an expected one that grew in likelihood as the DoD and NIST actively sought over the past few years through a joint task force common ground in their cybersecurity guidance documents.
A Defense Department effort to restructure its information technology infrastructure is not a program of record, although it is subject to program of record-like oversight, said DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai.
The likely next head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency told Senators during a Tuesday confirmation hearing that the United States military posture in cyberspace has been reactive, rather that proactive. Vice Adm. Mike Rogers – President Obama's pick to replace Gen. Keith Alexander as the dual-hatted commander of Cyber Command and the NSA – testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would receive a total budget authority of $5.44 billion under the White House budget proposal released today. Current year spending is $5.18 billion.
Surveillance by the National Security Agency is costing the United States in terms of direct costs to American taxpayers to run the programs, costs to the American Internet industry, costs to foreign relations work and costs to Internet security, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive of the New America Foundation. But pegging a dollar value on it is a difficult exercise, said panelists during a Feb. 25 event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.