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DHS behind schedule in developing biosurveillance programs

July 17, 2008 Two programs to detect and prevent naturally occurring diseases or those caused by a terrorist attack are months behind schedule.

GAO: DHS should complete integration of cyber operations

June 27, 2008 Department counters that merging "may not be practical or efficient."

Phishing attacks becoming more sophisticated

June 25, 2008 Targeted attacks, usually through e-mail messages, are “getting scarier and scarier,” former FBI computer crime investigator says.

Lawmakers Look To Strike Right Balance With Spyware Bill

June 12, 2008 Senate Commerce Committee members Wednesday stressed the importance of striking the right balance with legislation to help fight secretly installed computer ...

Appropriator lists grants, cybersecurity among priorities

June 10, 2008 The Department of Homeland Security has requested nearly $300 million for its role in the administration's Cyber Security Initiative.

Federal IT managers give themselves high marks in information security

June 2, 2008 But survey shows feds are less likely to have secured systems compared with states, local governments and industry.

Hill: Regulatory groups fail to protect power grid from cyberattacks

May 22, 2008 Federal regulatory commission says it needs more authority to force plants to tighten security for computer networks.

OMB touts progress in e-government

May 22, 2008 Agencies are meeting milestones for cybersecurity, project management and reducing costs, but IT managers’ skills still a concern.

Federal computer security grade improves slightly in '07

May 20, 2008 But some say the report card’s finding means little in light of its shortcomings.

Cost of cybersecurity initiative to triple, panel reports

May 19, 2008 The development of the National Cybersecurity Initiative also is too secretive, removing a deterrence to attack U.S. networks, Senate committee charges.