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A new report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center shows an 8.3 percent increase in unverified losses from fraudulent online activity since 2011.
While the atrocities in Boston last week may give credence to arguments by law enforcement on the necessity of easy access to mobile geolocation data, civil liberties advocates took the stand today to fight for amendments to the 27 year-old legislation that makes it possible.
You’ve heard of TechStat and PortfolioStat. Well, for the last few months, the Office of Management and Budget has been doing CyberStat sessions, Dr. Andrew Ozment, senior director of cybersecurity at the White House, said Tuesday at McAfee’s Public Sector Summit presented by FedScoop.
The federal information technology budget has remained effectively flat the past four years while government spending continues to be cut in different areas shows the Obama administration’s belief in the power of technology to be transformative.
For the first time since 2009, the federal IT budget is seeing a modest increase. But far from all agencies can expect an influx in their IT dollars.
The Department of Defense released its strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities on Friday that includes a cyber security component.
The Department of Justice seeks a chief technology officer for its Offices, Boards and Divisions. The job pays between 119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until Feb. 26.
NASA CIO Linda Cureton told FedScoop she will retire after 34 years of federal service and is currently exploring opportunities in industry.
The Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review is looking for a chief information officer. The job pays between $123,758 and $155,500 per year and is open for applications until February 4.
The Department of Justice is looking for a Director of Information Policy and Planning Staff. The job pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until Feb. 19, 2013.
Janet Napolitano will continue as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security into President Obama’s second term, the White House confirmed.
When it comes to procuring information technology services, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has taken an innovative approach into getting the best technology for the best price: they created their own shared services vehicle.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice would be able to maintain public safety if the sequestration cuts take place.
The scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus started off as a case of cyber harassment.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a new website, FBI-SOS, that uses online games to educate students and teachers about cyber etiquette and safety.
If sequestration takes effect, the country could see 1.4 million lost jobs, a 9.1 percent unemployment rate and 100,000 new homeless according to a “Dear Colleague” letter written by the Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee.
The federal government alone cannot stop the cyber threats against the country, but instead it will take a team of federal agencies, industry partners, academia and international allies, General Keith Alexander said on Thursday.
Holly Ridgeway, the Deputy Chief Information Security at the Department of Justice, has left the agency to take a job with PNC Bank, FedScoop has learned.
State Department Vanguard 2.3 industry day, FedScoop sits down with Department of Justice EOIR CTO Ajay Budhraja, 2012 Red Hat Government Symposium and Agile Government Symposium updates and up-and-comer Karen Lellock.