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Navigation moves indoors

By using the data generated from smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency signal strengths and GPS fixes, NIST hopes developers can build indoor navigation apps that can be validated against fixed locations.

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'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

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DHS Secretary cryptic on cyber

In his first public speech as Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly said government networks are constantly being bombarded, but he offered few details on any new cyber policies or initiatives.

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Microsoft says it's all patched up

The latest Shadow Brokers release of alleged NSA hacking tools included a trove of Microsoft exploits, but the software giant says it has now patched all of the vulnerabilities in the leaked code.

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House panel nudges Trump over IGs

The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts.

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IG: DISA needs a 3-year ATO for collaboration tool

The Pentagon's inspector general said DISA has complied with software management procedures for the lifecycle management of Defense Collaboration Services, but needs to mitigate risk levels to obtain a full 3-year authority-to-operate.

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IG: SSA system reboot success depends on backlog

The Social Security Administration's reboot of a failed $300 million IT system for its disability program is being rolled out gradually, and it's getting good marks so far.

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Shadow Brokers leak trove of NSA hacking tools

The mysterious Shadow Brokers group has have released a trove of alleged NSA hacking tools including Windows zero-day exploits and tools designed to hack into the global SWIFT banking system.

M2M cyberthreat protocol is ready for prime time

The second generation of STIX, the structured language for conveying cyberthreat information on a machine-to-machine basis, is nearing completion.

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CIA director rips Assange, defends foreign surveillance

In his first public remarks as CIA director, Mike Pompeo defended the work of the agency -- and condemned Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former intel contractor Edward Snowden for undermining the CIA and national security.

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Former intel chiefs fear future election hacks

Former top CIA and NSA officials say Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election marks the dawn of a new era for information warfare directed against U.S. interests.

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FAA rolls out no-drone zones

The agency released new data detailing drone flight restrictions around airports and military bases and has begun a process that could further restrict private drone use.

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