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Infrastructure looks to government for cyber help

A new survey shows critical infrastructure providers expect the physical impact of cyberattacks to worsen.

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NSA lawyer with cyber cred, former FBI CIO moves and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Spectrum sharing is no simple matter

Moving government spectrum to market can be a bureaucratic slog.

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VA launches cyber squad

The new Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team will be led by Susan McHugh-Polley, a senior executive program manager at Veterans Affairs.

FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Top feds talk agile

Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it.

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ITAPS recommends vast changes to federal cybersecurity policy

Among the suggestions from the Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division was establishing a permanent administration role that directs cyber activities across the government.

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In health apps, the game's the thing

Device-agnostic, gamified health apps will drive a new era of self-managed health care. If it isn't fun and well designed, it might not be worth pushing out at all.

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As Senate moves on cyber, DHS cautions on privacy

Senate legislation could put DHS in the position of contributing to the "compromise of personally identifiable information,” says Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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Is hacking back a cyber-theft deterrent option?

A new study on economic espionage in cyberspace reflects the shifting conversation in Washington on passive vs. proactive defense.

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FITARA good and bad, US-CERT warns of spear phishing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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3-D printing could offer flexibility for system upgrades

The emerging technology could give the Pentagon more flexibility in upgrading deployed systems in an ever-evolving threat environment.

HHS security goes back to basics

Don't plug smartphones into medical machines. Log off your computer. Keep your password to yourself. The medical community has plenty of room to improve when it comes to keeping critical data safe.

The 2015 Federal 100

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