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Accidental breach is top cyber threat concern

A survey of federal IT managers shows that while insiders pose a bigger danger, cybersecurity funding is targeted at exterior threats.

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A committee organizes, an app for snow days and a tool to fight vandals

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Surveillance disclosures haunt search for common ground on cybersecurity

The White House and Republicans in Congress are getting closer on cybersecurity, but industry has new concerns.

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Could this be the year for data-breach legislation?

Widespread support exists for creating a national data-breach reporting standard, but details remain to be ironed out.

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Fed data at risk in attacks on university computers

DHS is warning that a college's information-filled IT infrastructure can provide access to sensitive federal networks.

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GSA cloud, Marine Corps guidance and a UK cyber deal

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Satisfaction with fed customer service worst ever

The American Customer Satisfaction Index blames the decline on budget and staff cuts.

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IG blasts secrecy on JFK IT security lapses

The DHS inspector general says TSA is unduly classifying embarrassing IT practices at the New York airport.

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Mixed messages for VA IT

A report from Mandiant offers an upbeat assessment, but an IG report is critical of IT project management.

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Up next at the 'Data Department'

Lynn Overmann, deputy chief data officer at Commerce, wants to "turbocharge" the department's open data initiatives.

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Feds' cloud relationship knotty but ultimately nice

Considerable worry about security is leavened by what many IT managers term a "very successful" experience with cloud services.

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New spectrum chief and a Coast Guard cyber plan

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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