Archive for the ‘IA News’ Category

DHS Officials Push for Cyber Information Sharing

Friday, February 27th, 2015

This week, two Department of Homeland Security officials testified before a congressional panel on President Obama’s proposal on cybersecurity information sharing…


Report Outlines Lessons Learned Establishing Interagency Task Force

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border…


Cybersecurity, Consumer Protection Subject of White House Summit

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Last week, Stanford University hosted the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. The summit centered around cybersecurity information sharing and the efforts private industry is taking to better protect the data of their customers…


Executive Order Calls for Information Sharing of Cyber Threat Data

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

On February 13, President Obama signed an Executive Order to encourage and promote sharing of cybersecurity threat information within the private sector and between the private sector and government…


RAND Report Boasts Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Last year, the RAND Corporation published a report examining the multi-agency response following Hurricane Sandy in 2012…


New Agency to Investigate Cyber Threats

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10, the White House announced that it is creating a new office to sort through intelligence data about cyber threats and combat cyber attacks…


President Lays Out 2015 National Security Strategy

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests…


BENS Releases Domestic Security Report

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Last year, Business Executives for National Security published a report reviewing U.S. domestic security. The BENS report assesses whether the many reforms enacted after 9/11 are still effective at confronting a changing terrorist threat…


Chairman Calls for Information Sharing Legislation

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

In an interview earlier this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke about U.S. vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. The Chairman specifically addressed threats to civilian and private infrastructure…


GAO: DHS Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Government Accountability Office recently released an audit report that assesses the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security and other federal facilities are prepared to address cyber risk to building and access control systems…