cybersecurity


NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization



NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization
On August 10, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released their draft Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity. In 2014, NIST was tasked with collaborating with U.S. federal government agencies to ensure interagency coordination in “the development of international… Read More

DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership



DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced leadership changes at the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination, and has been without permanent leadership for nearly a year. Dr.… Read More

NIST, agencies to host Cybersecurity Innovation Forum



NIST, agencies to host Cybersecurity Innovation Forum
In September the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a three-day forum on cybersecurity innovation. The event will focus on trusted computing, security automation, cyber information sharing, and research. The 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum was planned in coordination with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of… Read More

OPM, others investigate cyber incident



OPM, others investigate cyber incident
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)  announced the findings of the interagency investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM discovered the data had been compromised in May, after which OPM and the interagency incident response team began to analyze what data may… Read More

Cyber exercise tests whole-of-nation response



Cyber exercise tests whole-of-nation response
In June, U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a multi-agency exercise designed to simulate a whole-of-nation response to attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. Cyber Guard brought together cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-2 (Spring 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-2 (Spring 2015)
Inside this issue: Features Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Interagency by John Mark Mattox Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took Center Stage in Foreign Relations by Chi K. Cheung Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction by Timothy W. Fisher Closing the… Read More