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Army CyberCom looks to boost training

The new head of the Army Cyber Command says the command has made significant progress in recent years, but needs to focus on identifying and recruiting new talent and making training programs more realistic for cyber forces.

White House opens repository

The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy.

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DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties.

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ID protection to expire for more than 100,000 OPM hack victims

About 100,000 to 150,000 feds whose sensitive information was stolen in the OPM hack will have to re-enroll if they want to retain the compensatory identity protection coverage offered by OPM after Dec. 1.

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DOD, DHS chart paths to acquisition innovation

DOD and DHS are both trying to tap into the best the tech sector has to offer, and each agency has new and experimental contracting mechanisms that are showing signs of short-circuiting existing procedures.

Thad Allen, former Coast Guard commandant

DHS faces a sea change

Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said DHS must make structural changes so it can improve the way it develops and buys technology.

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Regulators mull what IOT means for spectrum

Federal officials cautioned of the dangers of hampering innovation with restrictive spectrum allocation.

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FirstNet to miss contract award deadline

The planned nationwide public safety broadband network won't meet its previously announced November contract award date, but leaders say they are making progress on evaluating proposals.

Terry Halvorsen

DOD CIO: Recent GAO criticism of JIE is off base

Halvorsen says GAO's report criticizing the management and oversight of the Joint Information Environment initiative fails to understand the nature of the project.

Michelle Obama on Snapchat

The social media transition

The @POTUS account will zero out on Inauguration Day, and other presidential social media accounts will convey to the new commander-in-chief.

What the federal CISO needs to get the job done

Newly appointed federal CISO Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill needs the right tools and enforcement authorities to secure and defend government networks.


Next steps after attribution: Deterring further Russian interference

A cybersecurity expert argues that the U.S. should enlist other countries in its response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

The Fed 100

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

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