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Clapper: Snowden accelerated commercial crypto by 7 years

The director of national intelligence reiterated the view that industry/government collaboration is essential to finding a way to balance privacy and law enforcement access.

FBI warns farmers their crop databases are in danger

A public notice says data-driven precision cultivation techniques are increasingly vulnerable to hacktivists, ransomware and other cyber plagues.

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Why big data needs a soul

The technologies that handle big datasets generated by federal agencies are adequate, but federal agencies have to plumb the depths of data's soul to make it useful.

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FDA's cyber guidance gets key congressman's support

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.

New bill looks for clarity on cost-based procurement at DOD

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.

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National labs' FITARA exemption nixed in Senate funding bill

The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.

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Pentagon CIO: U.K. a model on cloud adoption

The British government hosts commercial cloud services within government facilities. That's "the right way for us to go," says Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen.

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Can the Pentagon keep up with rivals in tech?

Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.

DISA claims progress in classified mobile

A year-old program to deploy mobile devices that can access classified information has gained steam, said Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official.

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A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

CyTech Services, the veteran-owned small business that may have played a significant role in discovering the OPM hack a year ago, says it's never been paid for that work.

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New Air Force cyber doctrine stresses resilience

The directive from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James instructs cyber operatives to fight through digital onslaughts from adversaries.

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Despite Pentagon outreach, small tech firms say military contracting poses big challenges

Silicon Valley executives voiced frustration and concern over the length of time it takes for contracts to go through while doing business with the government.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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