Terry Halvorsen

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.

Frank Kendall

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.

E-mail circling the globe

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.

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Data Act standards, a deputy CIO opening and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM awards $133 million ID protection contract

The Office of Personnel Management and the Pentagon have awarded a $133 million contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC for identity theft protection for the millions hit by the OPM breach.

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After the breach: 21.5 million exposed individuals still waiting

Feds have blown past the August deadlines for OPM breach notifications they now say they “never intended” to meet.

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DOD seeks funds for OPM response, WH mulls China sanctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FAA has looked at clouds from both sides now

A 10-year, $108 million deal with CSC Government Solutions will also include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud providers.

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NASA AI to power first-responder tech

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on lightweight artificial intelligence software to give situational awareness and decision support to first responders.

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GAO: FAA overlooking global air traffic risks

Worries persist about how well the FAA's new air traffic control system will work with other systems.

FirstNet woos potential bidders

With initial funding and spectrum secured, the public safety broadband network must actually start building soon. And that will require the cooperation of telecom firms.

The Fed 100

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

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