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GAO: Protect next-gen 911 from cyberattack

With multiple federal entities working on emergency response communications, GAO says DHS should take the lead.

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Walter Reed brings crisis communications system online

The Navy Yard shooting in D.C. and the Fort Hood attack in Texas have increased the focus on workplace security at government installations.

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GSA, DOD team up to bolster cyber protections

Acquisition reform did not get any attention during the State of the Union address, but that doesn't mean reform efforts are off the agenda.

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Moving to the cloud? Learn from CBP's mistakes

CTO Wolf Tombe's four years of early-adopter experience provides a host of hard-learned lessons.

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The economics of a national cyber immune system

Inexpensive attacks can yield great returns for the bad guys, while the defenders work with limited budgets and have to be right every time.

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Agencies pay for public distrust in post-Snowden era

In the wake of the Snowden affair, Americans are growing more reluctant to hand over personal information to the government, which hurts legitimate data collection and could drive up costs.

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What feds can learn from Coca-Cola's data breach

The beverage giant's breach, which involved a former employee stealing laptops with unencrypted data, is a teachable moment for federal agencies.

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Issa takes aim at federal security protocols

A House committee held a closed hearing to discuss potentially sensitive information related to the security of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Highlighting some lessons learned by federal cloud users

Migration to the cloud yields real benefits, but only when thought through and managed properly, say federal IT leaders who have made the move.

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Agencies and Agile: How to make it work

A new report helps agency leaders understand what the popular approach to software development can offer complex government projects.

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Cryptography experts sign open letter against NSA surveillance

President has still not addressed compromised security standards, cryptographers warn.

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FedRAMP: Keeping up with changing cloud security standards

Cloud computing continues to evolve -- and so do the government's security controls.