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'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible.

USAF Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski

Air Force scrambles to harden weapons systems

The Air Force is one year into a new program designed to identify cyberthreats to weapons systems and come up with measures to harden systems and increase resiliency to cyberattacks.

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Army wants cyber capability everywhere

The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

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Army introduces new rapid tech office

The Army is launching a new Rapid Capabilities Office designed to address its shrinking superiority in critical areas such as electronic warfare and cyber.

Terry Halvorsen

How the Pentagon can help federal buying power

The Defense Department’s plan to stand up IT for a background check bureau could be a model for civilian-DOD cooperation.

Naval Research Laboratory

Naval Research Lab seeks cyber help via GSA

The Naval Research Lab will use a General Services Administration contract vehicle to acquire cybersecurity services rather than conduct its own procurement.

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How FITARA helps federal CIOs straddle IT and finance roles

Being an effective CIO means mastering multiple disciplines. Four CIOs new to their posts explain the demands of the role, and how new rules strengthen the CIO's hand in federal organizations.

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DISA announces cloud progress, contract action

New framework in place to govern agency's mission as DOD's cloud broker.

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Navy delays NGEN award

Officials cite complexity of requirements, not budget or sequestration concerns.

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