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Analysis: Cybersecurity's Double-Edged Sword

December 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New guidelines requiring continuous monitoring of federal networks are based on a wealth of real-world experience and highlight the necessity of using new tools to push agencies' cyber defenses to the next level. As envisioned in guidance released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in June 2010, continuous...

Secret of Success

September 5, 2007 Since 1974, the Government Accountability Office has published no less than 74 reports on issues plaguing the federal security clearance process -- the most recent was released in September 2006. The messages and recommended solutions have been remarkably consistent. Yet more than three decades after the first report, the clearance...

Secret of Success

September 1, 2007 A risk-based approach could unclog security clearance backlogs once and for all. Since 1974, the Government Accountability Office has published no less than 74 reports on issues plaguing the federal security clearance process-the most recent was released in September 2006. The messages and recommended solutions have been remarkably consistent. Yet...

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