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Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

NSA chief in the crosshairs

Top defense and intelligence officials are pushing for the removal of the head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in what appears to be a last-minute bid to split the two entities.

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DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country.

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DOD paves the way for more hacker research

The Pentagon announced a new policy to put efforts that allow hackers to explore DOD websites for vulnerabilities on firmer legal footing.

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Trump transition names agency leads

The government-in-waiting announced a roster of landing team leaders to handle the details of the transition on an agency-by-agency basis.

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

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Cyber panel closes in on final recommendations

A panel of business, technology and academia leaders is finalizing ideas for how to approach cybersecurity in the next decade.

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U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance.

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The latest trends for federal telework

The Office of Personnel Management's annual report shows how agencies are measuring and managing telework -- and where better data is still needed.

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Study backs IoT/DDoS concerns

A new study from one of the companies that battled a huge internet device-based attack underscores the need for stronger internet-of-things security.

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IG: OPM falling short on FISMA requirements

The latest audit by OPM's inspector general says the agency is regressing in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.

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Former spy chief says U.S. lacks cyber framework

Former NSA head Michael Hayden says that the U.S. still has not developed a coherent cyber framework and that serious challenges lie ahead for the incoming Trump administration.

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Why the transition team needs to get moving at DOD

External and internal risks abound, and experts warn that "they’re not going to have time to fill the ranks before they're going to have to start dealing with these challenges."

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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