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New cyber doctrine shows more offense, transparency

The Pentagon has outlined a military strategy that goes beyond previous doctrine in its focus on offensive cyber operations.

Reginald Brothers of DHS

DHS sketches the tech future

The department's Science and Technology Directorate aims for seamless cybersecurity infrastructure as part of its long-term plan for technological development.

Former Commerce Department CIO Simon Szykman

Szykman's new job, plus facial recognition and Air Force satellites plans

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

NGA ebola mapping tool.

NGA releases unclassified mapping tool for Ebola relief

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to support Ebola relief with a customizable mapping tool.

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A mountain of net neutrality comments, a privacy paradox, ransomware warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Moving to the cloud (or finding reasons to wait)

A new survey of federal cloud efforts finds a number of pitfalls, both real and perceived, as agencies migrate to a cloud services provider.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo shifts focus from health IT to Ebola crisis

HHS's national coordinator for health information technology has been named acting assistant secretary for health, effective immediately.

James Tunnessen

At CIS, they DID(IT)

James Tunnessen has instilled a sense of urgency in the IT team as head of digital innovation and development at Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Is open source really a security concern?

A new report suggests common components contain serious vulnerabilities, but an open source advocate argues that's only half the data.

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It takes DISA 3.5 hours to activate a single classified mobile phone -- here's why

Over-the-air provisioning remains a challenge for classified mobile devices.

Jean Paoli

Digital government, openness and open cloud -- new cornerstones of democracy

An open cloud -- supporting open source, open standards and interoperability -- can drive innovation and boost citizen participation in government.

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7 keys to a successful innovation office

A new report surveys the many different approaches to launching a dedicated innovation shop in government.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!