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DHS to launch cloud steering group

The Department of Homeland Security CIO John Zangardi said the agency was setting up a steering group to accelerate cloud adoption.

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OMB issues final MGT Act guidance

The Office of Management and Budget is officially accepting submissions from agencies for funds to modernize their outdated technologies under the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

7 ways to avoid mobile app design failure

GSA takes the lead on making federal websites mobile friendly

Agencies need to start paying attention soon, because the Connective Government Act will require all new sites to optimize for mobile users.

Senate panel takes up DHS authorization

Senate Homeland Security Committee is lining up a DHS authorization bill for next week that includes a proposal to reorganize the agency's cybersecurity operation.

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Could SCOTUS break the cloud?

In oral arguments on a critical data access case, the Supreme Court justices examined whether a 1986 communications privacy statute can be adapted to cloud computing.

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Contractors gripe about DHS clearance woes

Varied and uneven security clearance processes for contractors across DHS components are leading to confusion and problems for vendors, industry experts told a congressional panel.

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Rogers: CyberCom lacks authority, resources to defend all of cyberspace

The outgoing NSA and U.S. Cyber Command chief told lawmakers CyberCom is not sitting on its hands when it comes to potential Russian cyber interference, but it lacks the authority to do more absent additional presidential direction.

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NTIA, DOD look at sharing out federal spectrum for commercial 5G

The government is going to study the possibility of making a 100 megahertz swath of spectrum available for high-speed mobile broadband.

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Cloud vendors eye key Supreme Court case

Microsoft is defending a case involving a 1986 law that will have consequences for cloud vendors and law enforcement no matter how it turns out.

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Public employee unions in the crosshairs of Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could have ramifications on the membership and power of public employee unions.

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Senators want CBP to close e-Passport security gap

U.S. border authorities lack the software to authenticate digital signatures in ePassports -- a situation two senators would like to change.

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Can first responders counter fake news?

A DHS advisory group offers tops on how local and federal emergency responders can leverage social media.

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