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Can ISPs help power the 2020 census?

The fast-approaching 2020 count requires more investment in R&D, full use of Internet opportunities and possible partnerships with companies -- but not necessarily the obvious choices.

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FAA releases drone registration rules

Private owners of small unmanned aircraft must register their names, physical and email addresses via an online database under new rules issued by the FAA.

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Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.

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Privacy groups discuss encryption with White House

Obama administration officials met with multiple civil liberties groups about a petition urging the president to support strong encryption.

Joint Chiefs hack illustrates insufficient cyber defense

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said the hack "clearly highlighted for me...that whatever investments we've made in cyber defense to date have not gotten us to where we need to be."

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Chaffetz renews call for OPM CIO's resignation

The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.

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The limits (and myths) of security

Five principles for securing government information systems can help agencies better understand and manage risk.

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DOD looking to put classified data in commercial cloud

Rob Vietmeyer, DOD CIO's point man on cloud, said it could be over a year before a commercial cloud provider handles Level 6 data

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OPM finishes mailing most notification letters to breach victims

OPM announced it has mailed notification letters to nearly all the breach victims of the cyber-attack that the agency discovered in April 2015.

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NIST wants to know how cybersecurity framework is used

NIST is seeking input from users on ways to improve its voluntary framework of cybersecurity measures

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IG report highlights IT shortfalls at State

The IG's semiannual report to Congress highlights IT and cybersecurity risk areas at the State Department.

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GSA pushes EIS proposal date

The General Services Administration extended the deadline for vendor proposal submissions to its massive next-generation telecom contract by a week.

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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