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For Army cyber, it's on-the-job training

Army Cyber Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris says the Army is learning as it goes along in the uncharted terrain of cybersecurity.

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Los Alamos uses Wikipedia to predict disease outbreaks

Researchers aim for "an operational disease monitoring and forecasting system with open data and open source code."

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Agencies might need to rethink telework security

A rash of breaches that some fear could be tied to VPN connections is raising concerns about the security of federal telework programs.

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Immigration order means big lift for CIS, ICE

An information-sharing program is being overhauled, and agencies will have to find funding to deal with a massive influx of applications.

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NSA director predicts major cyberattack by 2025

Adm. Michael Rogers, leader of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, testified on Capitol Hill on Nov. 20 about pending cybersecurity legislation.

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GSA works on CAP

"With IT, we will never be done categorizing," said Kevin Youel Page of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'On the technology front, we're just getting going'

GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.

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Israeli breakthrough and special ops RFI

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

New draft guidelines would apply to sensitive but unclassified data on contractors' IT systems and other nonfederal networks.

CTO Todd Park

One man's 'detailed knowledge'...

Former CTO Todd Park told a House subcommittee that he didn't manage HealthCare.gov before its ill-fated launch.

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Can mobility trump bureaucracy at DOD?

Randall Conway, director of C4 and information infrastructure in the DOD CIO office, says the Pentagon has no choice but to embrace commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices.

Stephen Warren

VA reports improvements, unfinished work on information security

VA's top IT official tells Congress that the legacy of a decentralized management structure still lingers, as the agency tries to promulgate security standards.

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