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Hurricane Matthew

USGS expands sensor network to track monster hurricane

The USGS is building out a sensor network in states where Hurricane Matthew is expected to have its biggest impact, to help weather and emergency officials monitor the storm's vital signs in real time.

Beth Killoran, HHS CIO

HHS hones in on IT priorities

In the waning days of the administration, HHS continues to focus on four key goals.

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SEWP to pilot 'CIO Portal' for purchasing data

NASA's big contract vehicle plans to give more purchase data to agency CIOs and other top-level managers.

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Army cyber advances in the face of policy challenges

The Army Cyber Command has seen substantial growth in the past three years, including launching 42 cyber mission teams, but it still faces policy limitations on deploying and using cyber capabilities.

NSA headquarters

FBI arrests contractor for stealing secrets

The FBI arrested a Maryland contractor and charged him with stealing national security data.

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Pentagon advisory board rolls out innovation plan

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board says bureaucratic and other barriers prevent the spread of existing innovation across the military.

DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks May 3, 2016 at George Washington University

Mayorkas plans exit from DHS

Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a leading advocate of cybersecurity information sharing between industry and government, will retire at the end of October.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Officials: DOD must adapt to multi-domain warfare model

Top officials and generals argue the era of AirLand warfare is over and DOD needs to focus on a multi-domain approach that incorporates cyber, electronic warfare and other technological changes.

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How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

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Report: Yahoo customized surveillance software for NSA

A Reuters report says Yahoo facilitated the federal surveillance of live, bulk email traffic.

Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

Air Force cybersecurity campaign takes off

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender announced a yearlong cybersecurity awareness push and the creation of a chief information security office.

Jeh Johnson

More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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