The Department of Homeland Security inspector general is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service employees drove into a White House security barrier after drinking at a party.
The Sony hack demonstrated that modern warfighting will be defined as much by circuits and networks as by missiles and guns. Therefore, we need a new war cabinet comprised of cybersecurity experts from government and the private sector to ensure the US can respond in real time to the next massive breach.
'Brinkmanship,' a staple in the cold-war lexicon, is back in vogue on Capitol Hill. It's now used to describe not just a political game of chicken, but also as a synonym for overall governmental conflict-induced dysfunction.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, talks about President Obama's recent executive order on information sharing at a Passcode-Center for National Policy event in Washington, D.C.
Democrats aren't allowing a Senate debate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security, but it's the Republicans who are likely to get blamed, if the result is a shutdown.
The ultimate goal of information sharing is to stop attacks and improve overall cybersecurity. For this to happen, however, threat information has to be accompanied by crisp, well-thought-out response plans.