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GAO: Planes vulnerable to cyberattacks

A new report says that FAA has been taking steps to protect air traffic control systems from hacks, but "significant security-control weaknesses remain."

Eric Rosenbach, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security.

Pentagon to release cyber strategy next week

Newly minted Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's prioritization of cybersecurity will cross a threshold when the Pentagon releases a multi-year cyber strategy.

NIH's big IT contract, FEMA's weather alert app, hacker-on-hacker attacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT overlaps high on GAO's duplication list

Better management of software licenses, data centers and IT portfolios could save billions, says the annual GAO report on government efficiency.

Lockheed Martin

'Data is the new oil' -- a window into cyber forensics

A visit to Lockheed Martin's cyber forensics facility shows just how much cyber intelligence is in private hands.

CHESS Project Director Thomas Neff.

Can the Army build on ITES-2S momentum?

The key to the ongoing success of the Army's IT contracting vehicle is incorporating cloud and cybersecurity solutions into the next iteration.

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Critical infrastructure cyberattacks increase across the Americas

A report from the Organization of American States shows cybersecurity is a hemispheric concern.

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Information-sharing bill on tap in House Homeland panel

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul’s bill offers liability protections for firms to share cyber-threat information with the government.

DHS vets apps, GSA turns on the lights and DOE invests more in supercomputers

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Skip the buzz, get to the innovation

For DHS CIOs, beating the other guy at innovation is sometimes a matter of life and death.

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Unpacking Terry Halvorsen’s 3 reasons for pursuing BYOD

Bob Stevens contends that the Pentagon's test program is proof of BYOD's importance.

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Who's responsible for the autonomous killer robots?

A new report explores the legal, moral and practical concerns of fully autonomous weapons.

The 2015 Federal 100

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