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How (and why) the CIA plans to expand cyber capabilities

The spy agency wants to better integrate cybersecurity into its traditional human intelligence operations.

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DHS shutdown: 'There's an opportunity cost'

While a lapse in funding would have little “immediate operational impact” on cybersecurity, the longer-term ripple effects could be serious.

Stephen Warren

VISTA-based solution eliminated from DoD health record procurement

VA CIO Steph Warren was "disappointed" that a VISTA solution would not prevail at the Pentagon.

Richard Spires

Why being on GAO's High Risk List is good for federal IT

By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.

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Cyber threat challenges military structure

The military's traditional, top-down way of operating is being challenged by the non-diffuse nature of computer networks, says Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of Army Cyber Command.

Michael Rogers

NSA's Rogers makes the case for cyber norms

Responding indirectly to evidence that Iran’s cyber capabilities have improved because of a U.S.-Israeli cyberattack, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers said clearer norms could help prevent such escalation.

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DHS licenses malware forensics

The detection tech is the second to emerge from Science and Technology Directorate's Transition to Practice program.

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FedRAMP website set for makeover

A new resource for federal cloud users and vendors will debut next month.

More effective oversight. Maybe.

FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?

Shared financial management

SEC pushback, faulty tax forms and hackers at State

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GovTV: DJ Patil's data vision

The newly named chief data scientist sketches the future of data-driven government.

Michael Daniel speaking at the Atlantic Council

The new frontier for information sharing

A week after two big moves on cybersecurity policy, cyber czar Michael Daniel reflects on the avenues for public-private information sharing.