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NS2020 get-together, PortfolioStat data goes public, DHS' Silicon Valley outpost and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FCC unveils prototype website redesign

The new FCC site, with enhanced data functionality and a better search engine, is expected to launch by Sept. 30.

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The 'ISIS effect' on DOD networks

From Kuwait to Honolulu, the war with the Islamic State is changing how the U.S. military communicates.

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OPM widens online degree program, TSA tightens up, Sandia signs deal and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS to expedite data scans for foreign fighters

The need to quickly identify foreign fighters has outpaced DHS's ability to protect its big data operations.

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Debating the Iranian cyber threat

A new industry report attributes a surge in cyberattacks on Western infrastructure to Iran, but at least one security expert is disputing the findings.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

Test your IT portfolio IQ

By answering the questions in five core areas, IT leaders can see whether they are on the right path with their IT portfolio management practices

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GSA's proposed pricing data rule questioned

Industry representatives voice concerns about compliance costs and protection of pricing information.

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NIST official: Internet of Things is indefensible

The interconnectivity of the Internet of Things makes cyber threats inevitable, says NIST fellow Ron Ross.


GAO: Planes vulnerable to cyberattacks

A new report says that FAA has been taking steps to protect air traffic control systems from hacks, but "significant security-control weaknesses remain."

Eric Rosenbach, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security.

Pentagon to release cyber strategy next week

Newly minted Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's prioritization of cybersecurity will cross a threshold when the Pentagon releases a multi-year cyber strategy.

NIH's big IT contract, FEMA's weather alert app, hacker-on-hacker attacks and more

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.