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Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives.

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House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House.

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Is a unified .gov network the way to go?

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made 53 recommendations last year, but some experts are questioning the call to create a unified .gov network.

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What to make of the Alliant 2 protest rulings

With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof?

NTIA: The internet of things doesn't need new rules

The National Telecommunications and Information Agency offers its take on how to foster the emerging technological ecosystem known as the internet of things.

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What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Fed 100

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

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