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Spectrum auction yields billions, CFPB signs IT deal, TIGER turns 25 and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

For Army cyber, it's on-the-job training

Army Cyber Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris says the Army is learning as it goes along in the uncharted terrain of cybersecurity.

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Los Alamos uses Wikipedia to predict disease outbreaks

Researchers aim for "an operational disease monitoring and forecasting system with open data and open source code."

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Why the grid needs CDM

A Chertoff Group study assesses the state of readiness for U.S. critical infrastructure.

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Agencies might need to rethink telework security

A rash of breaches that some fear could be tied to VPN connections is raising concerns about the security of federal telework programs.

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NSA director predicts major cyberattack by 2025

Adm. Michael Rogers, leader of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, testified on Capitol Hill on Nov. 20 about pending cybersecurity legislation.

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Notes from a cyber underground

A new book by noted cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs digs into the lucrative and seedy spam business.

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GSA works on CAP

"With IT, we will never be done categorizing," said Kevin Youel Page of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Tangherlini: 'On the technology front, we're just getting going'

GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.

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Israeli breakthrough and special ops RFI

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

New draft guidelines would apply to sensitive but unclassified data on contractors' IT systems and other nonfederal networks.

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NATO tests, Eshoo loses and Massachusetts challenges

News and notes from around the federal IT community.