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FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Comey renews encryption plea on Capitol Hill

The FBI director's arguments for law enforcement access to encrypted communications met a friendlier reception in the Senate than in the House.

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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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A FOIA app, Chamber targets cyber, shelling out for Shell and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Report: UL in talks with White House on IoT certification

A certification from Underwriters Laboratories, which has historically focused on electrical safety, could set a broad risk standard for cybersecurity.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The private-sector focus of the Pentagon's annual cyber exercise

"Participants rehearsed a whole-of-nation response to destructive cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure," according to the Pentagon's official news service.

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The quest for command and control in cyberspace

Since the U.S. military declared cyberspace an operational domain in 2011, it has been a question of how and when, not if, the Pentagon will organize its capabilities.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NOAA, flexible cloud enables mammoth computing

NOAA is harnessing the potential of the cloud – and the innovation of the private sector – to deliver its enormous troves of data to the public.

Pacific Northwest National Lab image: PNNL microbiologist Josh Powell looks at anthrax spores, which have developed into bacteria over the course of 12 hours. At low doses, researchers found growth of spores is lower in human lung cells than rabbits.

New study could help bio-threat response

The goal is to be able to predict outcomes from terrorist incidents involving anthrax.

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Small business contracts: Digging into agencies' performance

The percentage of contracts going to small businesses varies widely from agency to agency -- and the patterns for specific small-business types are even more interesting.

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As secretary, Clinton turned to top aides for tech support

Rather than seeking assistance from the State Department help desk, she emailed senior aides for assistance.

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