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Why feds need to talk to industry about cyber

In the age of increased risk, agency executives say, feds and industry must communicate to design workable incident response and risk management schemes.

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FAA tweaks drone registration

The FAA is making life a little easier for federal and commercial domestic drone operators by opening its new online registration site and doubling the authorized operating altitude.

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DOD unveils manufacturing center at MIT

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the advanced materials hub will be a boon for the Defense Department's application of new wearable technologies and other gadgets.

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NIST pledges 'global acceptability' in crypto standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to reassert its credibility as a trusted technical agency when it comes to cryptographic standards, almost three years after Edward Snowden's disclosures.

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State Department's database vulnerabilities are nothing new

The Consular Consolidated Database has endured IT glitches in the past, and a former U.S. official tells FCW that the system's architecture remains vulnerable to hacking.

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Army looks to the 'micro cloud' for cyber defense

The Army 'cyber challenge,' administered through the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley outpost, asks tech firms to help develop the service’s cloud infrastructure.

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U.S.-China still at odds on cybersecurity issues

President Barack Obama said he will continue to discuss matters of cybersecurity with the Chinese president on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit. Some U.S. lawmakers and experts think he should be doing more.

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Watchdog: TSA needs to improve IT controls

An Inspector General audit identified three IT controls deficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, which potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the agency’s financial and operational data.

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Why data privacy is up to developers

Many users lack the tools, knowledge or inclination to control the flow of their data through the Internet of Things, which means developers are responsible for keeping data safe.

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House speaker criticizes IRS cybersecurity

A blog post from Paul Ryan's office blasts the IRS for not fixing its cybersecurity vulnerabilities before tax season.

DOD's single IT service provider seeks to get synchronized

One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place.

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Making social media monitoring matter

For an agency to be at the top of its social media game, tracking trends is an important part of the strategy.

Who are the Rising Stars?

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

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