Weekly News Kick Off: Webinar: 2015 Government Cyber Challenge - (Archived)

What are the most critical IT security challenges facing the federal government, and how can agencies make these threats more visible? This Wednesday, attend a free webinar to find out. Welcome to the weekly news kick off. Enjoy these highlights.

Webinar: 2015 Government Cyber Challenge – Solutions to Combat Insider Threats
In December 2014, Market Connections and SolarWinds conducted the second annual survey of government, military and intelligence community IT and IT security professionals to uncover their most critical IT security challenges, and to determine how to make potential security threats visible so IT can confront them. On Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. they will share the research results in a one-hour, free webinar. All webinar registrants receive a full copy of the Cybersecurity survey results. Register for this event.

Event: How Can You Reach Federal Decision Makers?
Transformation is the new norm in the federal government, and federal decision-makers turn to thought leadership content to inform and influence their procurement decisions. Market Connections and Merritt Group polled federal decision makers and B2G marketers to learn which content is most useful and influential. Join them on Tuesday, March 17 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. as they present the results at the 2015 Federal Content Marketing Review. Register.

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Cyber Bill
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has advanced The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 by a vote of 14-1, FCW reported. According to the committee, the bill gives the private sector incentives to cooperate with governmental cyber defenders via a portal set up by the Department of Homeland Security.

HHS Cancels HR Move to Shared Services
The Health and Human Services Department is canceling its effort to transition its HR systems to a shared services provider, with an agency official calling the ongoing effort “a problem,” Federal Times reports. The agency planned to replace its three HR systems in 2016 by moving to services offered at the National Finance Center in the Agriculture Department, but has since run into massive issues, according to Ned Holland, the assistant secretary for administration at HHS. The agency will still look for other avenues for transitioning from three HR systems to just one in the form of a shared service.

Army Puts Tech-centric Weapons and Surveillance Tools to the Test

The Army recently displayed three defensive weapons technologies that the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center developed during an Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Ga., Defense Systems reports. Following the tests of these three systems, the Army Test and Evaluation Center will publish a final report based on analysis of the tests. The report is aimed to assist Training and Doctrine Command develop new technologies.

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