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Security-proofing agency business processes

Technology and business teams must come together to address the risks to systems and software that increasingly reside in cloud-based environments.

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Amazon latest FAA drone certificate holder

The 48th experimental airworthiness certificate was granted for a design presented to the FAA by Amazon Logistics.

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Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber commander wants more offense

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.

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Revisiting the Navy’s blueprint for cyber operations

Operation Rolling Tide, which drove Iranian hackers from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, could have a lasting impact on the Pentagon's approach to cyber.

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Botnets and datasets

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Congress looks for interagency coordination on drones

Lawmakers are considering putting DHS in charge of an interagency task force on drone security.

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Regulators seek more authority in data breach bill

FTC officials fear draft House legislation might be too narrow to fix the problem.

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When Americans approve of government surveillance

A new survey finds broad support for certain types of electronic monitoring -- including keeping tabs on U.S. government leaders -- but the more people learn, the more their confidence in surveillance efforts wanes.

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McCaul readies cyber bill with added liability protections

The Homeland Security Committee chairman said the White House's proposal does not do enough to alleviate private-sector liability concerns.

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Donovan to Congress: Data Act implementation isn't free

The OMB director also asked House appropriators to boost funding for the U.S. Digital Service.

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Senate looks at interoperability for electronic health records

Experts tell committee that business models, not technology, are the main obstacle to better sharing across systems.