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Science council approves big-data privacy report

“Technology alone can't reduce privacy risks,” says computer science professor Susan Graham, one of the authors of a White House report on big data. “There has to be policy as well.”

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Industry stresses flexibility on cyber acquisition rules

The Telecommunications Industry Association also told GSA that federal workforce training is crucial to bolstering cybersecurity in the acquisition process.

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DOE releases cyber procurement guidelines

The nonbinding rules are aimed at reducing vulnerabilities in the power sector's procurement process.

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Data Act sponsors look to implementation

Key backers say they will hold OMB's "feet to the fire" to ensure the agency lives up to the measure's requirements.

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Commerce bureaus flunk cyber test

The department's inspector general used automated software to direct suspicious traffic at the public-facing websites of five offices; only one analyzed and moved to block the threat.

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Data Act sent to president

The House passed the spending transparency legislation easily, as the Senate did earlier, but it's not clear what the White House position is.

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Another Windows XP vulnerability exposed

Cybersecurity firm Qualys estimated that more than 10 percent of computers used in government and corporations worldwide still use the OS, which Microsoft stopped supporting three weeks ago.

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Big data policy preview reveals equity concerns

“We need to pay careful attention to what unexpected outcomes the use of big data might lead to, and how to remedy any unintended discrimination or inequality that may result," according to presidential advisor John Podesta, who is heading up a White House policy review.

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Intel probes the private-sector side of open government data

A common thread of the various projects is that they look at social or business problems addressed by large-scale institutions and look to disrupt them through crowdsourcing and data.

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How Sandia researchers get inside TSA employees' heads

The national lab is applying cognitive psychology and neuroscience to the field of airport security.

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How analytics are changing health care

Medical innovators show how better records and advanced algorithms can transform treatment.

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Navy calibration patent goes commercial

Under a cross-licensing agreement, American Technical Services will commercialize the system, while the Navy obtains a license to use ATS software.