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The topics Obama plans to hit -- and avoid -- at SXSW

The presidential call to action will likely skirt encryption and hiring and instead ask techies to dip into government on a short-term basis.

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FCC chief wants to expand privacy rules for broadband

The FCC circulated a new proposal March 10 that outlines Commissioner Tom Wheeler's plan to address what information Internet Service Providers can collect and share about their customers.

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NSS Labs CEO: U.S. has unilaterally disarmed in cyberspace

In a recent interview, NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak discussed a range of topics, including Apple vs. FBI and the lack of operational experience among U.S. government hackers.

President Obama at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 11, 2016. Photo from WH.GOV video stream.

Obama warns against 'absolutist' positions on encryption

The White House had said Obama would not weigh in on the Apple case, but he spoke at length on the issue of encryption in the first visit by a sitting president to the South by Southwest festival.

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How USCIS consolidates immigration data

The agency in charge of processing immigrant visa and naturalization petitions, asylum and refugee applications has a data query service that rounds up data from across DHS.

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FirstNet contract on track for November award

The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target.

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Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline.

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Air Force looks for data help from DIUX

Representatives of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley office will soon reach out to tech firms that specialize in data visualization.

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White House wants more sharable, reusable code

Federal CIO Tony Scott is pushing out a plan to allow custom code developed by or for the government to be shared across agencies, and in some cases released to the public.

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Why the National Archives needs punch-card readers

The Archives faces a rising tide of data, and a need to preserve authenticity means it also needs outdated machines to read the data.

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Senate encryption bill expected next week

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.

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Senator wants VA to stop using SSNs

After a data leak involving Veteran information, a Wisconsin senator wants the agency to stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers.

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