LA's Senator Mary Landrieu needs to be on your radar. She is a filthy opportunist who jumped on the Obamacare bandwagon and now she's trying to save her pitiful self. #2014 Also her hair looks like it belongs in an 80's movie.
Cyber defenders face changing landscape -- An ever-shifting array of budgetary constraints, evolving and increasingly sophisticated adversaries, and policies that run behind the technology they’re intended to manage create challenges for U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command, according to their leaders. Among those gaps is a landscape that favors adversaries over defenders, as well as deficiencies in cyber forces as well as cyber weapons and systems.
Forbes - Information sharing critical to cyber defense: Information sharing, especially when it comes to IP address reputation, has become a critical, sometimes differentiating feature, of many security products. Information sharing is an effective way to get ahead of the bad guys. It increases their expense by making them shift their ground. They cannot target many organizations from the same compromised server because the first one detects it and the rest block subsequent attacks.
Computer World - 4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts: There's no question that companies building out a ground-floor IT operation have far greater latitude to experiment with new IT models since they are unencumbered by the baggage of legacy systems and cultural inertia, experts say. Traditional IT shops have a lot to learn from the experiences of their much younger and more nubile counterparts.
SC Magazine - Executive order, NIST initiatives may help electric providers get ahead of the threat: President Obama's recent cyber security executive order caused waves in the critical infrastructure space when it turned a spotlight on energy suppliers. But in a good initial step, the executive order taps NIST to lead the development of a cyber security framework to reduce the risk of attacks. #cybersecurity #infosec #NIST
Can Chicago Ever Dig Itself Out of Its Pension Hole? Incoming Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers is pledging to improve investment returns for the city's pension funds and reduce investment-management fees. Both are worthy goals, but he's the first to admit that they "aren't going to change the kinds of holes we have." #pension #retirement #healthcare - www.healthcoverageally.com
Federal News Radio - OMB fuels the passion, synergy between mobile, open data: In the year since #OMB released the Digital Government Strategy, agencies have slowly begun to change. Topping that effort was the new open government executive order and memo released last week, and federal #CIO Steven VanRoekel said the government is ready to unleash the potential of data. VanRoekel said measuring wholesale change is slow, and the administration hasn't done an official assessment of the…
Washington Technology -- Time to embrace Agile and beyond: If we could separate the government’s archaic IT procurement and program management approaches from how we build and deliver IT solutions, then we might have a good shot at delivering more with less: flexible, customer-focused solutions that are less about big-iron legacy and more about cloud-friendly, Web-enabled, flexible solutions of the future. This may be possible by using Agile approaches. #development #cloud
Next Gov -- DHS worries more about a 'fundamental attack' in cyberspace than theft, Napolitano says: The Homeland Security Department is more devoted to preempting a future cyberattack that could upend the economy or kill civilians than countering ongoing cyber fraud, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said while testifying at a joint Senate committee hearing on cybersecurity.