New bill would change felony requirements so hackers could be charged for damaging 10 or more computers; current rules set bar at minimum of $5,000 worth of harm.
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“We’re holding ourselves accountable,” top OMB technology official says.
The Homeland Security Department has had a hard time retaining cybersecurity officials, auditor testifies at House hearing.
Agencies should follow the Defense Department’s model for IT employee certifications, representatives of professional organizations say.
Rapid growth of the list and the lack of a clear plan delegating responsibilities, priorities and authority have detracted from its usefulness.
Last year, the service purchased 10 emergency response SUVs equipped with a wide range of communications systems.
Defense and VA have ad hoc processes in place if there is an immediate need to provide data on the severely wounded, but those only cover small numbers of patients.
OMB attributes increase to improved efforts by agencies to acknowledge incidents, but some security officials are concerned.
Number of projects on list reflecting planning weaknesses has decreased 61 percent in the past seven months.
Defense program creating professional standards already has proven beneficial, former government official says.