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A cyber poll, traveler data, HHS innovators and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.

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Weighing in on drone privacy rules

Commenters run the gamut from think tanks to hobbyists to citizens with privacy concerns.

Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State,  Christopher Painter.

Cyber treaty not in the cards

The fast-changing nature of cyberspace makes any big-bang international deal on cyber norms infeasible, says the State Department's coordinator for cyber issues.

The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps

Wounded warriors take aim at online predators

Through computer forensics training and internships, veterans are helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement tackle a backlog in child exploitation cases.

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AWS earnings and FAA drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 steps to truly client-centric metrics

IT departments can illustrate their value by customizing metrics to specific projects and linking their performance to the agency’s mission

Keith Alexander speaking at the 2015 RSA conference

NSA's Silicon Valley outreach a work in progress

The wounds left by disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance may not have healed, but the NSA will continue to plumb Silicon Valley for talent.

Ashton Carter

Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy

After two months on the job studying DOD's cybersecurity and IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter is set to unveil a new Pentagon cyber strategy in Silicon Valley.

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House passes second cyber measure

Information sharing bills from the Homeland Security and Intelligence committees have won House passage this week.

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CERT boss: Classification shouldn't hinder info sharing

On a visit to Silicon Valley, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo spoke with FCW about Heartbleed, DHS's standing with the private sector and her team's main task, threat information dissemination.

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Carter discloses Russian hack of Pentagon

In rolling out the Pentagon's cybersecurity strategy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed that Russian hackers hit a DOD unclassified network earlier this year.

The 2015 Federal 100

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