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FCW : October 30, 2012
8 October 30, 2012 FCW.COM Trending suited to that procurement approach. In an e-mail message to FCW, Jor- dan said the government has made progress and that President Barack Obama s insourcing and acquisition workforce reforms have included tell- ing agencies to buy smarter through strategic sourcing. "As a result, we have seen tremen- dous progress in leveraging the buy- ing power of the federal government to deliver better prices for taxpay- ers and are committed to ramping up these results moving forward," Jordan said. "Strategic sourcing has also been a topic of tremendous focus for top private-sector leaders on the President s Man- agement Advi- sory Board, and we are committed to drawing on private-sector best practices along with the many learnings from our agency experience as we work with agencies to ramp up efforts this year," he added. In response to the report, Rep. Dar- rell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said agencies need to step up their efforts on strategic sourcing. "The federal government must do bet- ter when purchasing commonly used goods and services --- especially infor- mation technology --- where inef cien- cy and waste [are] substantial," he said in a statement. Issa s proposed IT procurement reform bill would mandate priority consideration for strategically sourced goods and services. "As the GAO has underscored, leading private-sector companies have successfully used strategic sourcing since the 1980s and saved billions of dollars," Issa said. "It is time the federal government catches up." INK TANK On the same day that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was in New York warn- ing of a "cyber Pearl Harbor," Air Force of cials in Virginia said the service is making significant progress in both defensive and offensive cyber capabili- ties, as well as in understanding what is happening on its networks. "We need resiliency in our hardware, our software and the applications," Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Michael Basla said at AFCEA s Air Force IT Day on Oct. 11. "That resiliency will provide us...with the ability to ght through an attack.... We ve certainly bolstered networks to provide availability...but we haven t paid quite as much attention to devel- oping a consistent, repeatable and reli- able way of guaranteeing the integrity of our information." Basla said the service is bringing in outside help to get a better idea of the limitations. The Air Force has tapped Rand, for example, to analyze the effects of malicious network activities on command and control systems. According to Brig. Gen. Burke Wil- son, deputy commander of Air Forces Cyber, the service is bee ng up both defense and offense on its networks. "We re expanding the mission. Clear- ly, there is a threat out there," Wilson said. "We can t wait for zero-days to hit; we have to be able to see across the network." That full-spectrum visibility --- a sense of situational awareness within and beyond cyberspace --- remains a soft area, particularly because the domain is newer than the traditional spheres. "That is probably one of the highest priorities of our senior leaders," Basla said. "We need to continue to grow that situational awareness cyber picture, and then...get the cross-domain picture between air, space and cyberspace because you re going to nd tippers when you look across those domains, and you ll derive way more intelligence value." "We re looking at defense differ- ently.... It s really a paradigm shift," Wilson said. Air Force expands cybersecurity mission Joe Jordan Continued from Page 3 24,500 DHS jobs could be lost to sequestration, according to Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee.
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