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NASA's new view of asteroids

NASA is partnering with Slooh, which has a global network of web-connected telescopes, to engage citizen scientists in helping track asteroids that might pose a threat to Earth.

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Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

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DOD turns to FedRAMP and cloud brokering

Civilian agencies' approach to cloud security is now a key part of the Pentagon's process.

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Infrastructure cyber intrusion: A cautionary tale

ICS-CERT typically does not provide much detail when reporting incursions, but it made an exception for two recent cases to highlight the dangers.

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Veterans and the cybersecurity gap

Vets need jobs. Everybody needs cyber-specialists. And situational awareness could be the thread to connect the two.

Building the systems for innovation

Federal agencies can't operate like Silicon Valley startups, but even the largest organization can manage for great innovation.

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China faces cyber espionage charges

The Justice Department accused five officers from a People’s Liberation Army hacking unit with stealing proprietary information from U.S. companies and a labor union.

Obama taps national security veteran to oversee HealthCare.gov

The lack of a financial management system for HealthCare.gov continues to trouble oversight agencies and insurance carriers.

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Sneaking up on agile development

When implementing agile development, agencies should focus on results rather than how to get there, said Shawn Kingsberry, CIO of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

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Dysfunctional Congress contributes to IT insecurity, report finds

IT workers on the front lines of securing government systems are concerned about lack of funding and the inability of lawmakers to pass tougher cybersecurity legislation.

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Can the federal government get its IT groove back?

High-profile failures have eclipsed the sometimes exceptional work that federal IT workers do, said one of the leaders of the ACT-IAC Management of Change conference.

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Sandia delves into brain-modeled computer systems

Computers based on the neural network of the human brain would be ideal for operating UAVs and solving big-data problems.