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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.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.