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Microsoft cloud gets Pentagon's top security rating

Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings have earned a provisional authority to operate certification at Level 5, the highest security level for unclassified information.

Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility.

Can government alone protect cyberspace?

A former White House cyber specialist argues that government will be overwhelmed if it has to tackle threats alone.

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Why risk management is critical in cybersecurity

The concept of cybersecurity as a risk management problem is taking root in corporate boardrooms as well as inside government agencies.

James Mattis

Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber.

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Giuliani to head cybersecurity group within White House

President-elect Donald Trump named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head a White House committee tasked with tackling cybersecurity challenges.

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IARPA banks tech gains from prize programs

Accuracy and innovation are spurred by opening up research more widely, according to a top intelligence tech research official.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise.

FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer.

David Shulkin USH VA

Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump

Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency.

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GSA wants more info on Trump's D.C. hotel plans

On the heels of the president-elect's raucous Jan. 11 press conference, the General Services Administration wants more details on the future of the Trump Hotel doing business in a government building.

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Cyber threat grows exponentially, says outgoing official

The number of cyber threats, attacks and criminals continues to grow, says an outgoing White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity advisor, and the new administration must continue developing international cyber norms.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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