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Cryptography experts sign open letter against NSA surveillance

President has still not addressed compromised security standards, cryptographers warn.

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FedRAMP: Keeping up with changing cloud security standards

Cloud computing continues to evolve -- and so do the government's security controls.

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CMS amped up cloud capacity a day before HealthCare.gov launched

Newly released contracting documents detail arrangements with Terremark and Accenture.

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Coleman's parting thoughts at GSA

Her farewell blog post recaps accomplishments and handicaps future tech. Plus, the GSA Training and Expo has been canceled for the second year.

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Obama greenlights next NSA/CyberCom chief

As expected, Michael Rogers will succeed Keith Alexander.

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Connolly, Eshoo float new Digital Government Office for critical IT projects

Draft legislation would dramatically alter the job currently held by Todd Park.

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Latest breach at VA has Congress asking more questions

Agency officials blame a "software defect," but oversight committee demands more specifics.

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Supply-chain rules could blindside vendors

Some contractors could be excluded from working with the Pentagon without knowing they have been excluded, an industry group says.

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What does NSA fallout mean for cyber?

Aside from addressing immediate privacy concerns, the president’s overhaul plan will set precedents to be applied to future cybersecurity operations.

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What happens after the FedRAMP deadline?

Non-compliant cloud providers could cause an oversight problem for the agencies they serve, but beyond that the repercussions remain in flux.

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Justice Department sues security clearance firm

Among the background checks performed by USIS were those on intelligence community contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.

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FEMA, NNSA get rad

A cloud-based project is aimed at boosting the ability to report radiation monitoring data in emergencies.