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The 'ISIS effect' on DOD networks

From Kuwait to Honolulu, the war with the Islamic State is changing how the U.S. military communicates.

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OPM widens online degree program, TSA tightens up, Sandia signs deal and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS to expedite data scans for foreign fighters

The need to quickly identify foreign fighters has outpaced DHS's ability to protect its big data operations.

SEWP V logo, courtesy of NASA.

SEWP switchover, more GSA hallways and a Commerce industry day

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The price of poor program management

Here are 1.8 billion reminders of why PM matters.

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GSA's proposed pricing data rule questioned

Industry representatives voice concerns about compliance costs and protection of pricing information.

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NS2020 sparks deluge of questions

GSA's telecom contract draft RFP is drawing plenty of attention from industry and agencies.

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NIST official: Internet of Things is indefensible

The interconnectivity of the Internet of Things makes cyber threats inevitable, says NIST fellow Ron Ross.

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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.

The 2015 Federal 100

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