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Feds urge early cooperation in malware investigations

Cyber resiliency in financial services comes from public-private coordination and aggressive prosecution.

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Mobile usage, a PTO nominee and NASA's data swap

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA unveils 'FedRAMP Ready' systems

The latest offering is intended to help agencies speed the process of deploying authorized cloud solutions.

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New weapons in the fight against emerging biothreats

In the midst of the Ebola outbreak, progress is being made on other fronts against bacterial threats such as anthrax and MRSA.

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Information sharing: Are we safer?

A decade after the 9/11 Commission identified agencies' reluctance to share information as a dangerous shortcoming, the government is moving in the right direction.

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IT contracts' (gentle) squeeze, a new spending site, NSA ties and Pistole retires

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GAO to CBP: Put testing data to better use for border security

GAO says Customs and Border Protection could do a better job analyzing information gathered on security tests at ports of entry.

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FBI director warns data encryption will take U.S. to 'very dark place'

FBI Director James Comey wants legislative changes and industry support to get access to encrypted devices and data.

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A to-do list for the 'data agency'

A report assessing the Commerce Department's open data initiatives puts particular emphasis on the Patent and Trademark Office's use and management of its data.

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The government 'transformation queen'

HUD’s Tarrazzia Martin was one of the first 100 employees at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NASA names more SEWP V winners

Forty-one contracts were awarded in the Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices Group.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!