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What does NSA fallout mean for cyber?

Aside from addressing immediate privacy concerns, the president’s overhaul plan will set precedents to be applied to future cybersecurity operations.

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Justice Department sues security clearance firm

Among the background checks performed by USIS were those on intelligence community contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.

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Is cybersecurity the right job for you?

As cyber staffing shortages put pressure on the public and private sectors, many employers are showing little patience for job seekers with entry-level skills.

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FEMA, NNSA get rad

A cloud-based project is aimed at boosting the ability to report radiation monitoring data in emergencies.

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Will Open Internet changes affect the enterprise market?

The fallout for federal customers from a federal court decision blocking "net neutrality" rules remains murky, but most analysts are predicting little change for the immediate future.

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Herding the stray cats of federal IT ambitions

The upcoming NIST cyber framework will provide some structure, but a new report says additional measures will be needed to implement a comprehensive management plan for federal IT security.

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Cloud offers a taste of Silicon Valley on the Potomac

DHS’s Keith Trippie says the cloud can boost government innovation while cutting up-front costs.

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Data collection up at ports of entry

CBP said it processed more than 360 million travelers at U.S. air, land and sea ports in fiscal 2013.

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A surprise turn in the spotlight

Margie Graves has been a behind-the-scenes force for DHS since 2003. Last year, however, brought newfound visibility -- not all of it welcome.

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IT infrastructure: The role of the cloud

Richard Spires explains how agencies can plan for an orderly and forward-looking consolidation.

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DISA piloting DOD cloud security model

DOD agencies are testing framework with controlled unclassified information.

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Grant seeks to counter attacks on power grid

The risk of cyberattacks on physical infrastructure is growing at the same time the threat to federal computer networks has increased.