Lack of attention invites cybersecurity breaches

Verizon report finds not enough attention paid to security practices, analysis and the 'human factor.'

Obama to update Bush-era cybersecurity directive

The Obama administration is working on an updated national strategy for securing cyberspace and plans to update a presidential directive from the George W. Bush presidency.

Senators say no 'kill switch' in bill

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are trying to debunk what they say are myths about their proposal to bolster cybersecurity.

General Dynamics bolsters Air Force intelligence network

General Dynamics Information Technology will support the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System and Project Liberty under a three-year, $49 million contract.

Trade group sees unintended consequences in new cybersecurity bill

The technology trade association TechAmerica is worried about regulatory provisions of a new comprehensive cybersecurity intoduced June 10 by three senior senators.

New DOD cyber commander seeks better situational awareness

Army Gen. Keith Alexander says the Defense Department needs a common, real-time, understanding of what's happening across its many computer networks.

It's official: DOD Cyber Command activated

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the Defense Department's new Cyber Command, formally received his fourth star on May 21.

DARPA plans to SMITE insider enemies

DARPA is looking for technologies to deal with attacks originating from within.

Personal data of reservists, veterans at risk in recent thefts

In separate incidents, thieves stole laptop computers containing personal information on reservists and veterans.

Senate confirms NSA chief as head of Pentagon's new Cyber Command

The Senate has confirmed National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander as head the Defense Department's new Cyber Command.

SAIC to help Navy with integrated communications

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division develop and refine communications and information systems under a new task order.

L-3 to shield Air Force networks under $152M contract

L-3 Communications Corp. will assist the Air Forces Central Command in protecting the security of its network operations under a five-year contract.

SAIC works behind the scenes on Marine Corps intelligence

Science Applications International Corp. will furnish network services and information technology support to the Marine Corps Marine Intelligence Activity under a new task order.

Pick to lead DOD's Cyber Command to face senators April 15

Army Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, is scheduled to have his confirmation hearing to lead the Defense Department's planned Cyber Command.

Booz Allen to help Air Force boost cyber capabilities

Booz Allen and Hamilton Inc. has won a pair of contracts that total approximately $34.2 million to help the Air Force strengthen its cyber defense capabilities, the Defense Department has announced.

ManTech dispatches analysts to NATO facility abroad

ManTech International Corp. will take its analysis expertise abroad to assist NATO’s learning center in Portugal as a result of a five-year, $8.8 million contract.

Intell chief wants more information sharing

More integration between collection and analysis capabilities can be achieved by intelligence agencies during the next five years, the country's top intelligence officer said today.

DHS undecided about exit portion of US-VISIT program

The Homeland Security Department is still undecided about pursuing a biometric system at airports to verify that non-U.S. citizens leave when required.

Social media opens new door to cyberattacks, panel says

E-mail attachments are no longer the attack route of choice of computer hackers trying to break into government and industry systems.

Tech groups still worried about cert requirements in Rockefeller-Snowe bill

Technology trade groups remain concerned over certification requirements for cybersecurity professionals that would be required under a bill in the Senate.