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MSPB suffers IT failure, says hack is not to blame

Merit Systems Protection Board data from as far back as November 2014 could be missing.

While Clinton ran private email system, State got high marks for managing records

When assessing records management, it all depends on who you ask.

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A good day to try hard

A day filled with simultaneous network problems across multiple industries illustrates the complexity of the problem faced by cyber warriors, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Comey renews encryption plea on Capitol Hill

The FBI director's arguments for law enforcement access to encrypted communications met a friendlier reception in the Senate than in the House.

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Like duct-taping airbags to a '65 Mustang

Federal CIO Tony Scott says trying to graft modern security features onto legacy IT systems is like slapping modern safety features onto a classic car: darn near impossible, and ugly.

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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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A FOIA app, Chamber targets cyber, shelling out for Shell and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Report: UL in talks with White House on IoT certification

A certification from Underwriters Laboratories, which has historically focused on electrical safety, could set a broad risk standard for cybersecurity.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The private-sector focus of the Pentagon's annual cyber exercise

"Participants rehearsed a whole-of-nation response to destructive cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure," according to the Pentagon's official news service.