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FirstNet contract on track for November award

The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target.

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Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline.

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Air Force looks for data help from DIUX

Representatives of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley office will soon reach out to tech firms that specialize in data visualization.

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White House wants more sharable, reusable code

Federal CIO Tony Scott is pushing out a plan to allow custom code developed by or for the government to be shared across agencies, and in some cases released to the public.

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Why the National Archives needs punch-card readers

The Archives faces a rising tide of data, and a need to preserve authenticity means it also needs outdated machines to read the data.

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Senate encryption bill expected next week

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.

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Senator wants VA to stop using SSNs

After a data leak involving Veteran information, a Wisconsin senator wants the agency to stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers.

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DHS widens warning about Ukrainian electric grid attack

DHS is warning the entire gamut of U.S. critical infrastructure providers about the devious electronic tactics used in an infamous cyberattack on Ukrainian power companies late last year.

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We can’t afford another 6-year telecom transition

Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun.

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Study names countries most vulnerable to cyberattacks

In a new study, the U.S. ranks 10th among 44 countries most vulnerable to a cyberattack, and a former top Justice official said companies need to focus on resiliency.

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Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically.

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DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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