Mon, 17 Dec 2018

Articles Posted by the Author: Jerod MacDonald-Evoy


  • U.S. Cybersecurity Lacking – DoD Says Cultural Shift Needed

    Chief Information officer for the Department of Defense Terry Halvorsen. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

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    WASHINGTON — According to a Department of Defense official, a change in culture is needed in order to protect the United States Military and economy from cyber threats.

    Last week officials from the government and private sector met that the 6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit. Speakers at the summit hailed from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, NSA, the Israel National Cyber Bureau and Northrop Grumman to name a few.

    “What keeps me awake is ‘Will we get the


  • FOIA, Snowden and FBI Hacker Recruitment Difficulties

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    WASHINGTON — A recently released audit of the FBI’s Next Generation Cyber Initiative by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found the Bureau has been better when pursuing cyber threats but stringent guidelines, competition with the private sector as well as the Snowden leaks has greatly affected their ability to do so.

    In October of 2012 the FBI launched it’s Next Gen Cyber Initiative in response to an OIG report in 2011 which showed faults in the Bureau’s investigative practices when it came to cyber security.

    In 2014 the budget for the new initiative was


  • DEA Confidential Source Program Slammed by OIG Report

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    An audit of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) confidential source program by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found the agency’s policies did not fall in line with standards set forth by the Department of Justice.

    The audit, released in July 2015, took a considerable amount of time due to lack of cooperation by the DEA in participating with the audit. The review took over one year and the OIG plans on continuing their investigation into the DEA’s program in order to “fully access” the DEA’s management and oversight.

    According