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Alan Lynn

DISA chief: We're in 'an economic cyber cold war'

The U.S. government is fighting at least a two-front cyber war involving the daily fending off of millions of attacks on defense networks and the slow-burn of economic espionage, according to a top Pentagon official.

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Clock ticking on FITARA implementation

There's much to do in a short amount of time to make the IT reforms in FITARA work, leaders say.

Body cameras not ready for prime time at CBP

A report from Customs and Border Protection found several key barriers to equipping agents with body-worn cameras, including IT infrastructure and support.

Warner: Visa waiver data troubling in light of Paris attacks

A reciprocal travel program with 38 participating countries allows for visa-free visits, but a key U.S. senator warns of troubling gaps in the security data.

LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

Army moves JRSS along, with other services in tow

The Army is moving forward with what Pentagon brass consider to be a crucial piece of the future defense IT backbone: the Joint Regional Security Stacks.

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VA watchdog-in-waiting promises more whistleblower protections

The Inspector General nominee at the Department of Veterans Affairs told a Senate panel he could institute reform in the short time he'll have on the job.

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DISA to issue multiple Level 5 cloud authorizations

In the next 18 months, the Defense Information Systems Agency will issue four to five provisional authorizations for commercial cloud providers to handle sensitive Level 5 government data, according to a DISA official.

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White House offering $100M in grants for IT job training

The Obama administration on Nov. 17 announced new efforts to boost IT-sector employment; 30-40 grants are expected.

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Paris attacks revive 'going dark' concerns

The terrorist attacks in Paris have rekindled a debate in the United States about law enforcement access to end-to-end encryption on mobile devices.

Mac Thornberry

Administration bows out of classified Hill briefing on OPM hack

A scheduled Capitol Hill briefing on the Office of Personnel Management hack didn't happen because of a dispute over transcription.

John Brennan

Governance lags tech on info sharing, CIA's Brennan says

The CIA director warns that the rapid technological improvements in spycraft and information collection have outpaced the ability of worldwide intel agencies to cooperate.

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NGA sees urgency in harnessing commercial geoint capabilities

At a Nov. 16 small satellite workshop at NGA headquarters, Director Robert Cardillo said his agency must hitch itself to the explosion in commercial geospatial capabilities.

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