To Achieve President Obama’s Proposed Cut in Federal IT Spending – While Strengthening InfoSec – the Answer Lies in the Cloud.
Author: TalaTek; Published: Feb 22, 2012; Category: Cloud Computing, Compliance, Continuous Monitoring, Cyber-security, Federal Contractor, FedRAMP, Information Security; Tags: Compliance, Continuous Monitoring, Cybersecurity, DHS, FedRAMP, Information Security; No Comments
A recent GovInfoSecurity.com article indicated that President Obama’s election-year budget calls for the strengthening of government cybersecurity while reducing overall information technology spending by more than a half-billion dollars.
The administrations’ budget, presented Monday, Feb. 13, calls for the government to cap spending on information technology, including IT security, at $78.9 billion in fiscal year 2013. That’s down from $79.5 billion for the current fiscal year, and significantly less than the $82.2 billion spent on IT in fiscal 2011. The Office of Management and Budget suggested that the reduction in overall information technology spending won’t diminish its cybersecurity efforts. More Info»
Author: TalaTek; Published: Jun 5, 2011; Category: Cloud Computing, Compliance, Continuous Monitoring, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Federal law, Security; Tags: Compliance, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Data Security, DHS, Federal law, Risk Management; No Comments
The administration is serious.
In one of the first signs of how seriously the current administration takes cybercrime, on May 12 the White House sent its cybersecurity legislation to Capitol Hill, asking for changes in the law. Specifically, the White House wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to have more authority – and responsibilities – in overseeing both private-sector and government networks. Additionally, the White House asked for a national data-breach law, one that would supersede the current state-by-state laws. More Info»