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DHS taps UT-San Antonio to craft ISAO standards

The announcement is part of broader efforts to implement the president's February executive order and make better information sharing a reality.

Michael Howell

PM-ISE's Howell to lead Institute of Innovation at ACT-IAC

Longtime agency IT executive is leaving government and will assume new role in late September.

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DOJ adds warrant requirement to Stingray use

A policy memo puts new boundaries on federal law enforcement's use of cell-site interceptors or IMSI catchers.

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Planning for cyber war in South Dakota

At a Senate field hearing, the message was that tomorrow's talent needs nurturing -- and more scholarship cash -- if America is going to reverse its shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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New DISA deputy wants to fortify networks

A few weeks into the job, Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel is calling on the Defense Information Systems Agency to do a better job of making Pentagon networks more resilient and secure.

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Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

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Did 307,000 vets die while awaiting care?

A new IG report concludes that bad data and poor system controls are compounding the backlog problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Cyber drawbridges, medical device data and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Halvorsen wants to change economics of cyberspace

The Defense Department CIO wants the private sector’s help in making it more costly for hackers to do harm -- and cheaper for the Pentagon to stop them.

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DOD’s chasm between what's needed and what's possible

DOD acquisition chief Frank Kendall sees a wide gap "between our national security needs and how we meet those needs."

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Intel RFP, new NGA maps and another China hack

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Help desk at State pinged Clinton's private email address

A State Department IT worker stumbled on Hillary Clinton's private email address in 2010, and wrote a note to Clinton about a possible glitch.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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