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Justice Department issues 'smart gun' specs

After six months of talks with firearms firms, law enforcement and independent experts, DOJ officials unveil baseline requirements that could be applied to agency purchases.

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Cloud adoption slowed by culture, even with FedRAMP

Cloud adoption, some agency execs say, continues to be a slow and frustrating slog.

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What's next for government innovation groups?

Supporters are pressing for continuation of 18F and USDS, amid the uncertainty of tech policy in the coming Trump administration.

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End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency.

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Connolly: Choppy waters ahead for civilian agency IT

FedRAMP, 18F and the federal workforce as a whole face uncertain futures in the next administration, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly.

Warner: No red or blue cybersecurity teams

One of the Senate's most tech-savvy members sees some common ground on cybersecurity in the post-election environment.

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NIST's new take on IoT security

NIST's new guidance on security for the internet of things is not prescriptive like FIPS but instead offers a foundation for engineering security into connected devices.

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Internet giants want Trump to back strong encryption

Forty of the most recognizable internet companies want to make sure their policy priorities -- which include data security, strong encryption and immigration reform -- are considered by the Trump administration from Day One.

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What to look for in cyber policy during Trump's first 100 days

As the new administration comes on board, leaders must understand the cybersecurity relationships protecting critical infrastructure, according to one expert.

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White House tweaks incident reporting in FISMA memo

Agencies get an updated definition of a cyber incident in a recent Federal Information Security Modernization Act memo.

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Army announces bug bounty program

Based on the "Hack the Pentagon" bug bounty program, the Army's effort will let military personnel and government civilians find vulnerabilities in the Army's recruiting websites.

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OMB updates 12-year-old federal website policy

The Office of Management and Budget is looking for more functionality, security, privacy and oversight of agencies' public-facing websites.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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