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DOD slammed on ENCORE III contracting

Two federal contracting groups don't like the Defense Department's selection process for its massive upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract.

Protecting physical infrastructure with cyber

DHS' Suzanne Spaulding stresses that, in order to protect the physical infrastructure on which our nation depends, government and private sector alike must bolster cybersecurity.

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NIST looks to reengineer thinking about cyber

NIST is set to release an overhauled systems security engineering document it hopes will spur construction of better cybersecurity systems from the start.

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House bill would carve out new powers for HHS CISO

Under a new bill proposed by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), the chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Service would assume new authorities, outside the reporting structure of the CIO.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Senators press OMB for A-130 update

Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.

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Town halls aren't fixing DHS

Employees throughout the Homeland Security Department's diverse components are less engaged than feds in any other agency. Is it a leadership problem?

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FBI will not share iPhone vulnerability in San Bernardino case

The decision casts new light on a review process that government officials say is rigorous and weighted toward disclosure but some critics contend is subject to manipulation.

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Public/private relationships crucial for tech progress

As innovative technologies such as cloud and big data accelerate, federal IT managers are looking to the private sector for help.

Is the Transportation Department doing enough about auto cybersecurity?

GAO says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should determine how it would respond to a cyberattack on a high-tech car if it happened on the road.

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FEMA tunes into social media for operations

FEMA is adding public-facing social media to the operational data streams used by its watch centers in civil emergencies.

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NSA official: ICITE could boost metadata capabilities

Regardless of the source of metadata, "you're going to get improvements by merit of how the data is tagged and how the attributes are assigned," NSA Deputy CIO Sally Holcomb said.

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GSA sets summer expectations for EIS, Alliant 2

GSA has given vendors a heads-up on the next steps for its $50 billion EIS telecom contract and the Alliant RFPs.

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