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Optimism, reservations over NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau is set to launch on Oct.1 and faces a daunting task of improving the security clearance process.

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Clapper: Presidential transition 'will be OK'

Outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is focused on the upcoming presidential transition and future threats to the U.S.

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Cyber info sharing is working, officials say

Cyberthreat information sharing among companies and federal agencies is starting to show results.

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Obama backs 15 of 18 VA commission recommendations

The Veterans Affairs' Commission on Care report includes a recommendation to add a CIO post at the Veterans Health Administration.

States name members of election security group

Four secretaries of state are joining DHS' Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group.

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Obama looks to avoid cyber arms race

After meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of G-20 conference, President Barack Obama said he does not want a "Wild, Wild West" scenario when it comes to cyber.

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DARPA wants to make drone radio controls more secure

New technology could safeguard drone communications by submerging radio control signals into everyday background noise.

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VA expects movement on cloud acquisition this month

A top IT official said the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to start its move to the cloud with commodity applications.

NGA crowdsources data access

NGA launches Challenge.gov campaign with $200,000 in prize money for best solution to a data access problem.

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DOD CIO: Industry needs to do better

The DOD CIO says that industry needs to focus on partnerships and bring better solutions to meet DOD's cyber needs.

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Cybersecurity effort should go back to the future

Federal cybersecurity efforts could take a page from the playbooks used by U.S. auto and manufacturing leaders in the 1980s and early 1990s, said U.S. CIO Tony Scott.

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DISA continues internal consolidation

A DISA official said the agency is already gaining efficiencies from the recent consolidation of its Implementation and Sustainment Center with its Center for Operations.

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