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Why the grid needs CDM

A Chertoff Group study assesses the state of readiness for U.S. critical infrastructure.

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Agencies might need to rethink telework security

A rash of breaches that some fear could be tied to VPN connections is raising concerns about the security of federal telework programs.

Michael Rogers

NSA director predicts major cyberattack by 2025

Adm. Michael Rogers, leader of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, testified on Capitol Hill on Nov. 20 about pending cybersecurity legislation.

Brian Krebs, Spam Nation.

Notes from a cyber underground

A new book by noted cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs digs into the lucrative and seedy spam business.

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GSA works on CAP

"With IT, we will never be done categorizing," said Kevin Youel Page of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Tangherlini: 'On the technology front, we're just getting going'

GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.

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Israeli breakthrough and special ops RFI

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

New draft guidelines would apply to sensitive but unclassified data on contractors' IT systems and other nonfederal networks.

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NATO tests, Eshoo loses and Massachusetts challenges

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

CTO Todd Park

One man's 'detailed knowledge'...

Former CTO Todd Park told a House subcommittee that he didn't manage HealthCare.gov before its ill-fated launch.

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Can mobility trump bureaucracy at DOD?

Randall Conway, director of C4 and information infrastructure in the DOD CIO office, says the Pentagon has no choice but to embrace commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices.

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Federal cloud spending projected to soar -- just not quite yet

Deltek's latest report forecasts a sharp increase in cloud investments by FY 2019, but lingering concerns will likely hinder spending until FY 2016.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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