Policy


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The future of global cyber policies

As the world increasingly relies on the Internet as part of critical infrastructure, policies to govern cyberspace are beginning to emerge in numerous countries. A Brookings Institution report illuminates and analyzes them, with an eye toward their effects on the broader globalized Internet society.

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IBM seeks stay on court's ruling over CIA contract

IBM wants to ensure AWS's latest triumph in the battle to build the CIA's cloud platform is short-lived.

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Bill would rein in NSA's bulk data collection

Proposed restrictions are expressly intended to cramp the NSA's practice of assembling and analyzing metadata on Americans.

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Cybersecurity's secret sauce: audits?

While a 'checklist' approach to cybersecurity is not effective, audits and compliance can be a tool for improvement.

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House passes bill to keep paychecks coming

White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.

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AWS can resume CIA cloud project

Although IBM plans to appeal a judge's ruling, Amazon Web Services is ready to go back to work.

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Shutdown begins to affect contractors

The unavailabilty of systems subject to the shutdown is making it harder for businesses to hire.

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VA furloughs 2,700 IT employees

As carrryover funding runs out, department succumbs to shutdown.

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Are we sitting ducks in the cyber pond?

Washington heavyweights warn that the shutdown could be potentially disastrous for national security.

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GSA sets post-shutdown OASIS deadline

The government shutdown inserted another delay into GSA's OASIS timeline, but the agency now has a plan for moving ahead.

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Big data is big loser in priorities survey

More than half of government IT leaders expect no increase spending on big data in 2014, survey reveals.

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Amazon-IBM dispute enters next phase

Oral arguments are about to begin in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on AWS's appeal of a GAO decision that reopened the competition for a ground-breaking CIA contract.