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Army cyber chief: Invest in Internet of Things research

"People are connecting stuff to the Internet that we never thought would be connected," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of Army Cyber Command.

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Why DHS has no idea how much it spends on training

A new watchdog report lays out a massive governance and data problem at the Homeland Security Department.

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NIST looks to strengthen crypto backbone

NIST is looking to increase trust in the technical underpinnings of encryption, by strengthening cryptographic random bit generators.

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GSA inches towards making acquisition data public

After a year-long soft launch of its acquisition gateway portal to federal users, the agency is preparing to open its doors to public users.

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U.S. warned of exploit in Ukrainian cyberattacks

The cyberattacks that blacked out power systems in Western Ukraine late last year used techniques very similar to those ICS-CERT warned infrastructure companies about in 2014.

How USDA crowdsourced agricultural data

Armed with $63,000 and Microsoft’s cloud platform, USDA rustled up a new crop of agricultural data dashboards to help secure a sustainable food supply.

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Cautious enthusiasm for OMB's mobile consolidation plan

Federal CIOs and industry analysts see potential savings -- and potential problems -- with an emerging OMB policy that would compel agency IT managers to use GSA's mobile contracts.

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Schedule 70 sees growth in fiscal 2015

After a slowdown in previous years, GSA's biggest, most widely used contracting vehicle experienced modest growth in fiscal 2015, according to its manager.

DHS adds traffic tool to intrusion-prevention program

The Netflow Analysis tool will help identify malicious traffic on private networks, said Andy Ozment, DHS' assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications.

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CBP encouraged by facial comparison pilots

Customs and Border Protection officials are seeing success in facial comparison pilot projects and are mulling a long-term investment strategy for the program, according to CBP's Michael Hardin.

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New FBI biometric tech facility speeds analysis

The FBI's recently-opened center for biometrics technology in West Virginia giving the Bureau and the Department of Defense sharper capabilities, said a top FBI executive.

NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate at a crossroads

Although often overshadowed by the far bigger Signals Intelligence Directorate, IAD’s mission of protecting sensitive information on government networks is more important than ever.

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