Agencies


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NSA cybersecurity issues echo scathing Hill report

A New York Times story on NSA vulnerabilities bears a striking resemblance to a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee detailing problems at other agencies.

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CBP website helps track trade violations

The retooled site for processing trade data is part of the DHS agency’s Automated Commercial Environment.

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ICE seeks new case management system

The push to get a new system in place by September 2015 comes as ICE is digging its way out of an abandoned effort with Raytheon to replace an aging, Cobol-based system.

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Raytheon latest to claim DARPA strategic tech funding

The newest award suggests the Pentagon and intelligence community want to improve the collection of geospatial data.

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Study: Pentagon fuel supply at risk of hack

The use of unsecured networks to oversee many aspects of military logistics raises the possibility of malware attacks.

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House panel probes delays in border enforcement system

The modernization effort is running into a familiar problem: trying to update legacy tech while simultaneously keeping the system running.

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The big switch

Telecom carriers are eager to see federal agencies get moving on the changeover to IP-based networks.

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NASA has 'significant problems' with $2.5B IT contract

An IG report blames poor implementation by HP and inconsistent oversight by NASA as major obstacles to fulfilling the contract.

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Northrop Grumman gets US-CERT deal

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract could be worth as much as $350 million over five years.

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Intell officials stand fast on surveillance

The bulk collection program was described as "low probability but high impact" by one witness, while an industry official warned of the economic consequences of a loss of trust in the U.S. tech sector.

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Hill report skewers agencies' cybersecurity practices

Some of the most troubling issues have been at DHS, the agency charged with leading federal cybersecurity efforts.

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After Snowden, what's changed (and what hasn't)

Despite good guidance from feds, defense contractors still feel vulnerable to cyber-threats post-Snowden.