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Workforce, infrastructure and avoiding future crashes: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW sat down recently for an exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department's director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of the malfunction its visa and passport database experienced July 20.

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POODLE's bark may be worse than its bite

DHS considers the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption a middling threat to users.

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A NASA nominee, NWS data and more robot boats

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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.