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Are U.S. chemical plants ready for cyberattacks?

A top DHS official said the coordinated cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year should be a wake-up call for critical infrastructure providers in the U.S.

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CMS seeks new CTO

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking a new CTO, a job that involves taking a leadership role on the website.

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How states can opt out of FirstNet

States are getting an early look at what they might have to do to opt out of a nationwide, interoperable broadband network for first responders.

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Two years after Heartbleed, an improved OpenSSL aims for government approval

A much-improved version of the cryptographic building block lacks FIPS 140-2 validation, but SafeLogic is stepping in to change that.


Turkish hackers claim credit for Library of Congress attack

The attack on several congressional websites comes in the wake of a failed coup in Turkey -- an uprising some Turkish leaders have blamed in part on the U.S. government.

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GSA's Schedule 70 drills in on health IT

As federal health care agencies' spending on IT continues to rise, GSA gives health IT a dedicated Special Item Number on its largest, most-used contract.

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Marines could see secure handhelds by 2019

A new program will provide rugged secure handheld smart devices to Marines.

DHS asks industry about cyberthreats to mobility

The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is tapping industry for clues to the mobile cyberthreat landscape.

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VA picks NASA executive for CISO slot

Senior NASA IT manager Roopangi Kadakia will take over the top IT security job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, FCW has learned.

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Agencies see a long and expensive path to the cloud

Officials at the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Marine Corps stressed the importance of modernizing legacy systems, but warned that the cloud does not come easy or cheap.

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How military strategy can improve cyber response

Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

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White House backs $400M push for 5G research

The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, led by NSF, will sow the seeds for next-generation wireless services in the U.S. by setting up research networks to experiment with applications.

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