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DHS makes mobile security a priority

Mobile security continues to be top priority for the Department of Homeland Security, which has multiple efforts underway to address threats to federal devices.

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To fight fraud, follow the data

Federal program managers are being urged to use data analytics and information sharing to sniff out fraud, abuse and improper payments.

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CBP hopes job app will smooth hiring

Customs and Border Protection is banking that a re-engineered hiring processes and a new mobile app will help the agency recruit new agents and support personnel.


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Special forces testing new anti-drone systems

The Navy unit that oversees SEAL teams is set to test a system that can find and jam an increasing number of weaponized consumer-market drone aircraft.

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More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet

Five states have said they will use the nationwide broadband network for first responders, but costs still concern states weighing whether to join.

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Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Siloed operations and systems integration are serious concerns that better DevOps might help to mitigate, IT decision makers say.

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House Dems say voter data request poses serious cybersecurity concerns

Demanding that the Kris Kobach resign from the White House's election integrity commission, the legislators warn the request for state voter data could run afoul of the president’s cybersecurity executive order.

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CERT warns of Cisco WebEx vulnerability

Cisco has updated its conferencing tool because of the newly discovered bug.

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FedRAMP tweaks programs to speed authorizations

A new web form for FedRAMP Forward will ease submission of business cases for priority authorization, and proposed requirements for the FedRAMP Tailored baseline are out for public comment.

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DOD deploys health record system at second facility

MHS Genesis adds new capabilities as Naval Hospital Oak Harbor comes online.

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Census' $2B+ IT toolkit starts to take shape

With preparations for a dress rehearsal set to begin in August, the Census Bureau is rounding out the contracted services for its 2020 count.

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