The SIGNAL Blog

Intel Community to Tackle State of Cybersecurity at Fall Summit

July 15, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Cyber intelligence is the emerging buzz term as the United States works to fend off not just attacks by criminals and nation-state hackers, but terrorists calling for an electronic jihad. The state of cybersecurity isn't as good as experts hoped, given years of initiatives and billions of dollars invested in shoring up vulnerabilities.

Government Seeks Advanced Broadband Research Partners

July 14, 2015



The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test bed used to evaluate advanced broadband equipment and software for emergency first responders.

The Bottom Line: We Saw Them Coming

July 14, 2015
Maryann Lawlor
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The "Great Technical Glitch of July 8" shut down institutions that represent the economy (NYSE), transportation (United Airlines) and communications or freedom of speech (The Wall Street Journal). Not to go all X Files on you, but...

Good Grief: Isn't Anyone Responsible Here?

July 13, 2015
By Dr. Wesley Kaplow



The recent failures of government information technology security point out the need for a new cyber service model, which features accountability and liability for the provider.

Employees Are Not the Weakest Link in Cyber

July 2, 2015
By Robert Clark



Our problem with cybersecurity is we are spending billions of dollars on prevention and enforcement and not enough on education. Sound familiar?

Where to Focus First After the OPM Breach

June 29, 2015
By Terry Roberts



The OPM breach should serve as a wake-up call for the government to take specific measures to protect its most valuable assets—its people and their information.

Enduring Traditions or Sacred Cows?

June 23, 2015
By Bill Nolte



The intelligence community needs to change with the times—nothing unusual about that. But, what does it hold onto and where does it let go? The process for determining these choices is as important as its consequences.

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