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U.S. and Germany expand cyber cooperation

The United States and Germany are expanding their cyber dialogues to a "whole-of-government" approach after their fourth annual meeting this year.

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DOT launches open data push to build National Transit Map

The Department of Transportation is asking local and state transit agencies to share their data in an open format for a national transit map.

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NIST is looking for a few good cryptographers

NIST's Computer Security Division wants to hire 15 cryptographers over the next five years to tackle emerging areas such as quantum and lightweight cryptography.

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Has DOD hit its limit on sharing spectrum?

A new DARPA challenge seeks to help defense and commercial wireless users cohabitate on airwaves, but DOD's CIO warns "there is a physical limitation to how fast we can move" to free up frequencies.

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Audit finds improprieties in GSA/Peace Corps cloud email pilot

A deal between the General Services Administration and the Peace Corps to provide cloud email might have run afoul of funding laws, according to GSA's inspector general.

18F pushes for an even more open 'open source' rule

"Open source by default" ought to apply not only to code developed by government agencies, but also to virtually all code that vendors supply the government, a developer with GSA's startup urged.

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What will it take to diversify the cyber workforce?

In its first national conference, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals sought to lay the groundwork for getting more women and minorities into the cyber ranks.

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Fraudsters' targets show cybersecurity success, says IRS commissioner

The breaches of IRS security tools are, in some ways, good signs, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, because they demonstrate that the tools are making hackers' lives harder.

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Forest Service CIO wanted

The conservation agency is looking for a new leader for its technology operations.

NPPD to become Cyber Infrastructure Protection

The reorganization of DHS's cyber agency aims to showcase spectrum of physical and IT protections.

Who are the Rising Stars?

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

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