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$50B federal telecom RFP coming in mid-October

The General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract will anchor the agency's NS 2020 telecommunications strategy.

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New bill looks to NIST, FTC for cyber hygiene

A senior House Democrat proposes that federal agencies offer cyber best practices for use by government, private firms, and individuals.

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Navy establishes permanent cyber division

Navy officials are trying to build on the momentum of the yearlong Task Force Cyber Awakening to drive a lasting, more secure cyber posture at the service.

18F builds cloud platform, FirstNet tweaks RFP and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Every threat is an insider threat

Instead of focusing on breaching the perimeter, attackers have increasingly shifted to compromising the human layer.

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Senate EHR legislation looms

A Senate panel sized up the state of electronic health records with an eye on rules that would shape digitized records nationwide.

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OPM notices go out, GAO dings GPRA progress, ag security gets crowdsourced and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Inside the CIA's new Digital Directorate

The CIA's brand new Directorate for Digital Innovation brings together the spy agency's CIO shop, cyber capabilities, and open source intelligence.

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IT Insecurity: Aggressive use of security solutions

To avoid massive data breaches in the future, the government must address its cumbersome acquisition process and misguided IT security practices.

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Time to consider the 'hack-back' strategy?

The U.S. government may have legal access to some surprisingly dirty cyber tactics -- and in order to stave off future hacks, it may need to use them.

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5 things agencies get wrong about infosec

A GAO report finds persistent weaknesses in how federal agencies protect their data and their IT systems.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, previous employee of the State Department under U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton aide wanted to go public about State's 'antiquated' tech

After leaving government, former top State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter wanted to blow the whistle on shadow IT to get more funding for better tech.

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