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Stephen Warren

VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

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Why cyber took a back seat in Beijing

In advance of President Barack Obama’s meeting with China President Xi Jinping, White House advisers made a lot of noise about getting tough with China on cybersecurity. But the topic was barely mentioned by either side after the talks.

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Bridging the skills gap one vet at a time

Companies are helping veterans transition to careers in big data, enterprise architecture and other fast-growing IT fields -- and getting well-trained employees in the process.

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Drones and privacy: Rejecting regulation

A new Brookings study backs a property-rights approach to the drone privacy problem.

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VPN hacks, GFEBS' newest customer, a Blackberry-Samsung partnership and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NOAA hopes to find data security in the cloud

As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pushes more of its massive trove of data out to the public, securing that information becomes a greater concern.

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Former DHS official: Response to USIS hack could have been better coordinated

A former DHS official, 10 days removed from the job, details what went down and why. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo calls for more cyber hygiene in wake of USIS hack.

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Why agencies are drowning in data

An industry-sponsored report suggests that feds could leverage information governance to great effect.

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The promise of technology transfer

DHS S&T is lining up more technologies to make the transition from government to commercial application, in hopes they will redound to the benefit of all.

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OGIS' Miriam Nisbet heads for the exits

After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.

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Postal Service reveals cyber breach

The September attack, made public Nov. 10, potentially puts customer and employee personal information at risk, including addresses, Social Security numbers and emails.

Matthew Goodrich

The future of FedRAMP

The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!