Posts from GovConDaily for 09/22/2014

Paul Smith: Red Hat Debuts Cloud Consulting Service Offering for Public Sector

Sep 22, 2014 01:58 pm

Red Hat has rolled out a consulting service aimed at helping government customers to implement and secure cloud-based information technology systems. The Red Hat Cloud for Government program is designed to offer tools and methods for agencies to manage cloud infrastructure and computing services in their data centers, the company said Monday…
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Ashok Sankar: Raytheon Study Finds Imbalance Between Enterprise Mobile Security, Efficiency Strategies

Sep 22, 2014 01:03 pm

A Raytheon-commissioned report indicates that 52 percent of U.S. organizations often sacrifice data security in order to achieve greater efficiency through mobile connectivity. Raytheon said Monday the Ponemon Institute polled 618 information technology practitioners who oversee enterprise security and mobility programs for the “Security in the New Mobile Ecosystem” report…
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Matthew Olsen: Al-Qaida’s Network ‘Less Centralized’

Sep 22, 2014 11:15 am

Matthew Olsen, director of National Counterterrorism Center, has testified on the homeland security threat picture and how the NCTC responds to it before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Olsen told House lawmakers on Wednesday that terrorist threat has continued to grow and become more diffused across South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa…
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Gen. Ray Odierno: Budget Cuts Threaten Army’s Global Security Missions

Sep 22, 2014 10:06 am

Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff at the U.S. Army, predicts the service would reach a “breaking point” if sequester-level cuts return in fiscal 2016, DoD News reported Friday. David Vergun writes Odierno said at a Defense Writers Group meeting Friday the branch struggles to balance its manpower and readiness programs due to a lack of funds, and this presents a significant problem as new security threats have emerged globally…
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Beth Cobert: Performance Accountability Council Recommends Clearance Process Changes

Sep 22, 2014 09:29 am

Beth Cobert from the Office of Management and Budget has detailed the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council’s recommendations on how to modify clearance process for federal employees and contractors…
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