Ability to remotely tell a laptop to stop working would solve the problem of stolen laptops, former White House cybersecurity adviser says.
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OMB has enhanced efforts to communicate benefits of projects, but appropriators remain skeptical.
Challenges include developing tools and infrastructure, and changing the way people think about information sharing, military official says.
Ex-technology undersecretary at Commerce Department named as the Information Technology Association of America’s president and CEO.
Subcontractor in India threatened to release 30,000 of the department’s medical records over the Internet last year.
But a lack of support is hampering growth of the work-from-home concept in the government, consultants say.
Department directive issued last week restricts the transmission of agency data.
Inspector general reports have noted information security vulnerabilities at the agency since 1997.
Measure also would require DHS to create a program for transferring to the private sector terrorism and disaster response technology developed with federal funding.
Industry officials predict December deadline could be tough even for swiftest agencies.