Cyber-security

Erroneous Statistic Has Dubious Effects

May 23, 2017 How A Fake Cyber Statistic Raced Through Washington Source: Nextgov, Joseph Marks, May 3, 2017 Editor’s note: This article was updated with comments from Sen. Brian Schatz’s office and NIST. It’s the kind of figure that can … Continued

Cybersecurity Should be Important to All Businesses

January 26, 2017 SBA To Provide Strategy For Small Businesses To Improve Cybersecurity Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, January 20, 2017 By the middle of this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration should have a strategy in place to assist small … Continued

Cumbersome Requirements are Challenges for Tech Startups

January 4, 2017 Tech Startups Struggle to Tap $82 Billion in Federal Contracts Source: Bloomberg Technology, Nafeesa Syeed, December 8, 2016 U.S. government’s tech budget is eight times that of Apple Cumbersome requirements keeps newcomers from getting foothold Jason Wagner’s … Continued

Four Key Changes in “New” NISPOM

November 22, 2016 4 things you need to know about new contractor requirements for classified networks Source: Washington Technology, Dan Velez, October 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve sought to provide practical perspectives on the National Industrial Security Program Operating … Continued

DOD Cybersecurity Final Rule Explained

November 15, 2016 Cybersecurity Update: DoD Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule Source: Inside Government Contracts, Susan Cassidy, Michael Wagner and Julia Lippman, October 25, 2016 On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its long-awaited Final Rule—effective immediately—imposing safeguarding … Continued