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Obama expands info sharing with executive order

The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.

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DHS shutdown could affect the C in CDM

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: DOD not that slow on cloud

The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.

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A new take on the cloud divide: 'It's pets and cattle'

Federal agencies live in two tech worlds, but standards and steady innovation are slowly nosing out long-held legacy systems.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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NOAA grapples with buying data from industry

The agency is still trying to decide how to address a looming lapse in weather satellite data.

Ashton Carter

Info sharing, Carter's confirmation and Facebook cyber

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Feds respond to critical Windows flaw

OMB and DHS are collaborating on implementing the fix across federal networks.

David Bennett

DISA CIO: Don't discount 'DOD mindset' on data protection

David Bennett touts the potential of standardized and virtualized IT, while returning to a sticking point between DOD and industry: liability in the event of data loss.

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Daniels: CTIIC will take pressure off White House

The new cyber intel center will have about 50 staffers to start, with about half permanent employees and half detailees from intelligence agencies.

Dave McClure_Veris Group

How Congress can make cyber reforms real

Congressional oversight is essential to ensuring compliance with cybersecurity legislation. Here are three ways lawmakers can improve that oversight.

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Growth in big data draws women to statistics

The field of statistics is booming, thanks in large part to the increased need for data analysts.

The 2015 Federal 100

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