Major General James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin

The thin line between military and civilian cyber defense

U.S. Cyber Command's charge includes working with the Department of Homeland Security to defend critical infrastructure from a cyberattack, and that collaboration is very much a work in progress.

Cybersecurity research

Name change, new org chart feature in NPPD reorg

A key DHS component plans to combine protection of cyber and physical infrastructure.

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Can tech streamline the 2020 Census and save $5B?

The Census Bureau announced plans to fold in new technology and third party data into its 2020 population count, but questions remain about the viability of the Bureau's enterprise IT.

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Are our ports protected from cyber pirates?

The Coast Guard looks to get ports and shipping companies talking about the inevitable cyber threats they face.

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA still seeking to lay foundation for cybersecurity

The Pentagon's research arm wants to take "whole classes of vulnerabilities" off the table when it comes to cybersecurity.

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NDAA would change cyber acquisition, Gross tapped for CIO post at FDIC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can feds share America's 'invisible infrastructure'?

Lawmakers are mulling bills that would encourage agencies to hand spectrum over to the data-hungry private sector.

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18F debuts 'Digital Economy Practice'

GSA's in-house digital skunkworks 18F is branching out into wider policy matters.

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Cobert: Customer-facing services require finesse

OPM's bid to notify feds whose info was compromised is an early test of the administration's renewed focus on customer service.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress vets DHS cyber reorg plans

Lawmakers on Oct. 7 scrutinized the Department of Homeland Security’s inchoate plan to reorganize its cyber bureau, an exercise they said was overdue.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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