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Legislation and the future of federal cybersecurity

New laws promise to strengthen agencies' efforts to block network intruders, share information and build a topnotch cybersecurity workforce.

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In search of a mobile app standard

The CIO Council aims to standardize the way agencies vet mobile apps.

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Secret Service head named, accused hacker pleads and Navy patents honored

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Pushing ahead on spectrum sharing

Draft recommendations to address how government and industry might begin to sort out issues of security classification in spectrum sharing were adopted Feb. 18.

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Online ID grants, NGA personnel, DARPA IT and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Los Alamos knows bombs

The national laboratory has launched a Web portal aimed at helping public and private partners detect and deal with explosives.

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Why strategies get stuck

Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.

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How open source delivers for government

Stephen Frost argues that we may be missing the real story in IT innovation.

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Is government ready for agile?

"That's like asking whether the government is ready for oxygen," said 18F co-founder Robert Read. "It needs it, whether it knows it needs it or not."

Obama expands info sharing with executive order

The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.

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FCC plans expansion of political ad data requirements

The commission plans to bring cable TV and radio under the same disclosure rules as broadcast TV.

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DHS shutdown could affect the C in CDM

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.

The 2015 Federal 100

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