FBI lawyer says encryption has a purpose

After accessing a terrorist's iPhone without Apple's help, the FBI says it will take cues from the American people when it comes to the future of encryption.

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GSA rolls out faster access to IT schedule

Changes to GSA's Schedule 70 portal are designed to make it easier for new companies to enter the federal IT market.

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Comment flood slams federal website

A sudden burst of interest in copyright law threatened to take down and, activists worried, keep people's voices from being heard.

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Can government tech compete with Uber and Netflix?

Given the public's increasing expectations for government services to be available from anywhere, agencies might have to ditch incremental change in favor of transformation.

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Capacity building 'critical' for cybersecurity, says State official

State Department official Chris Painter backs capacity building to sustain the progress made on the administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace.

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What agency security chiefs want from the federal CISO

Security leaders said the upcoming federal CISO should be willing to collaborate, build on the ideas they've been brewing and give them greater influence in federal circles.

How should the Pentagon confront civil cyber emergencies?

Defense Department has plans for cooperating with civil authorities for myriad security situations, but lacks specific guidance when it comes to cyber incidents according to a government watchdog.

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Lawmakers mull full command status for Cyber Command

The move would acknowledge the maturation of the five-year-old command as it supports U.S. operations against Islamic State and other high-level missions.

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DHS sets privacy rules for mobile apps

The guidelines require DHS mobile apps to have a privacy policy that is accessible to users before and after installation of the app.

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DOD wants tools to support cyberstrategy

In June or July, the Defense Department's Rapid Reaction Technology Office plans to host a pitch session with firms capable of providing a suite of sophisticated IT security capabilities.

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Electronic passport required for visa program

DHS has added biometric identification requirements to Visa Waiver Program restrictions.

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Nuclear Security Summit addresses cyberthreats

President Obama used the global stage of the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss cooperation among more than 50 other countries in protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks.

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