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Launch delay won't open weather data gap, NOAA says

NOAA bumped the launch of a key weather data collection satellite to October 2016, but the agency doesn't anticipate a gap in weather forecast data because of the change.

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Digital engagement is important to voters

The second round of findings from Adobe's Digital Government Survey shows that modernizing the government's online presence is an issue that both political parties can rally around.

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Cyber sharing with industry improving, DOJ says

The Justice Department is trying to send threat information back to breach victims as an investigation progresses, according to a top cybersecurity official at the agency.

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White House reacts to pro-encryption petition

As "going dark" becomes a hot button issue in Washington, privacy activists are urging the White House to hold to its stance on commercial encryption.

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Cyber bill vote in sight

Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees are in talks to iron out the final details of the cybersecurity bill.

Cyber legislation could hitch a ride on funding bill

Lawmakers hammering out the details on House and Senate cybersecurity legislation have not ruled out the possibility that the measure could make its way into a larger funding bill.

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DHS expands CenturyLink's work on Einstein

DHS awarded an expansion contract to help extend Einstein 3 Accelerated protections to civilian agencies by year's end under the new cybersecurity strategy.

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Comey: 'Going dark' is business, not technical, challenge

The FBI director sounded upbeat about the possibility of convincing tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted customer communications with a warrant.

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18F, Digital Service are here to stay, CIO says

The new in-house IT consultancies at GSA and OMB will likely outlast the Obama administration, according to federal CIO Tony Scott.

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The evolving role of the chief data officer

Chief data officers are still finding out where they fit into agency plans and hierarchies.

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Agile comes with pressure and pain

Top federal IT managers say that if agile development doesn't make you uncomfortable, you're probably doing it wrong.

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How to open up federal IT acquisition

Two industry groups propose guidelines to allow the federal government to better tap into the fast-moving world of commercial IT development.

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