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What CIOs say about big data

Ten insights from IT leaders on the front lines of big-data deployments.

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Hagel outlines looming DOD budget cuts

Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.

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DHS seeks assessment of cybersecurity market for smaller companies

The agency wants to encourage small and midsize businesses to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework.

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Defense Connect Online hits milestone

DISA’s online collaboration tool registers 1 million users.

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Report: Government might expand NSA's database

Pending lawsuits could prompt agency to preserve meta data far longer than planned.

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'Cultural shift' aids continuous monitoring

Security checklists and formal reviews are giving way to technologies that allow for real-time threat awareness.

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Think a cyber breach won’t happen to you? Think again

A report from Dell showed that only 18 percent of those surveyed consider predicting and detecting unknown cyber threats a top concern.


How DHS is helping implement the cyber framework

C3 program will help critical infrastructure operators with readiness and risk management.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD launches new spectrum strategy

In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.

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ICE license plate-reader solicitation canceled

The DHS agency was seeking a company to build a smart phone-accessible database of license plate information that agents could use in the field.

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Time to raise networking expectations in government

Agencies need to stop relying on 20th-century solutions and create networks than can move a terabyte of data per hour, says DOE official Greg Bell.


GSA offers prizes for travel data tool

The top three entries in the Travel Data Challenge will share $90,000 in prize money.