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Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, U.S. Navy

New job for Norton, plus updates on drones and data breach legislation

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Cadet Second Class Josh Hayden helps a teammate with a computing challenge. Dr. Martin Carlisle (in red tie, background) the professor who leads the Cyber Competition Team, makes his rounds to help the cadets.

Meet the Air Force's future cyber force

FCW visited the Air Force Academy outside Colorado Springs, where a team of young cyber cadets is racking up medals and experience prized by Pentagon leaders.

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DHS CIOs see cyber, budgets as top concerns

Although cybersecurity is always a priority, one component CIO said, "my biggest problem is stretching a dollar."

Can the Pentagon keep pace on biometrics?

The Defense Department has launched an improved version of its biometrics repository, but the system still lacks the latest technology.

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Hiring, procurement are pain points for FirstNet

Building a national communications network for first responders is a massive undertaking, and no one seems pleased with the progress so far.

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State Department IG weighs in on broader email concerns

Report offers seven recommendations "to improve the use of record emails by Department of State employees and mission staff members."

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Why Internet voting remains a risky proposition

A Lawrence Livermore expert details the many ways online elections could be corrupted.

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How not to drown in your agency's data

A new case study details the Education Department's efforts to get ahead of data disclosure challenges.

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Will Census be ready for Internet response in 2020?

The Census Bureau hasn't established a time frame for its cloud computing plans, including testing for scalability, security, and privacy protection, as well as determining a budget for cloud services.

E-mail circling the globe

Clinton says she regrets not using .gov address

There are still lingering questions about the former secretary of State’s use of a private email address and server.

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FOIA scorecard, an NSA lawsuit, USPTO's new director and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Clinton's printed emails a headache for archivists

Printed emails aren't searchable, don't retain all metadata and aren't necessarily threaded in a way that gives a chronological account of an exchange.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.