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Can DHS get it together?

Slowly but surely, the agency's ability to handle cybersecurity has evolved -- but experts say key hurdles remain.

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The Navy's cyber awakening

A departmentwide task force makes cyberspace a warfighting issue and attempts to synchronize disparate internal approaches to the challenge.

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3D Christmas challenge, a GSA cloud deal and 'improper gratuities'

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA's digital benefits system closes in on 1M claims

Department credits a fully deployed computer system with helping make a sizable dent in the department’s disability claims backlog.

IARPA Day!

IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity held its first industry day Oct. 30, and in doing so underlined predictive intelligence as a priority.

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CBP stops background checks to wait for PII upgrades

The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.

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NIST spells out information-sharing best practices

A draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve agencies’ sharing of cyber threat information.

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Malware warning, Microsoft security and the Army's G-6 handoff

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS to embed researchers 'on the ground'

The Science and Technology Directorate will deploy research personnel to DHS components to get a better grip on agency IT needs.

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Kindergarten coders

U.S. CTO Megan Smith says everyone will benefit if students begin learning to code when they are learning to read.

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Assessing the White House breach

The breach apparently affected only unclassified networks, but the White House is revealing few details.

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Cyberattacks, DeSalvo staying, elegant ID and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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