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Why small bites make sense for cloud

An experienced federal hand at cloud services acquisition recommends not going all in right away.

High-impact federal systems are vulnerable and under constant assault

According to a new report, federal agencies that store critical data are not fully prepared for the ongoing uptick in attacks on IT systems.

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DOD bullish on bug bounties

"Hack the Pentagon" turned up almost 140 vulnerabilities in a demonstration of how DOD can capitalize on crowdsourcing.

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Watchdog questions 'aggressive' FirstNet timeline

Officials for the planned nationwide broadband public safety system FirstNet say it is running on schedule, but its IG said awarding a contract by November might prove difficult.

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Tech groups oppose expanding FBI hacking authority

A group of companies that includes Google and PayPal told Congress it is hard to imagine that a proposed federal rule change does not violate the Fourth Amendment.

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The three-month FedRAMP approach

The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.

Facial recognition

GAO wants more privacy protections for facial recognition data

GAO said the FBI should take a careful look at the privacy issues involved with facial recognition technology and the hundreds of millions of images the bureau can access.

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Technical reports agency launches data-focused rebrand

An agency chartered to warehouse technical information wants another chance as a data hub for the Information Age.

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Ex-White House officials call for reform of zero-day disclosures

Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake

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VA taps UL for medical device cybersecurity

Testing and science firm UL will help the VA with a plan to protect connected medical IT from cyberattacks.

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Bill aims to put local, state fusion center reps in NCCIC

New bill would open federal cyber fusion HQ to state and local agencies to share cyberthreat info.

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U.S. agency targeted by advanced spear phishing

An advanced hacking group likely compromised a foreign ministry email account and sent malware-laced email to a U.S. agency, according to Palo Alto Networks researchers.

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