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Army seeks to use cyber at tactical level

Feedback from a series of exercises will inform how the Army fights on a future digital battlefield and could have a ripple effect on U.S. Cyber Command.

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GSA warns agencies that telecom transition is coming fast

The director of the $50 billion EIS contract reminded agencies that they have only four months to complete plans to transition their telecom services.

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No charges in Clinton email case

In unusual public statement, FBI Director Comey slams Hillary Clinton's e-mail practices and lax security culture at State Department, while declining to recommend charges.

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Why chief data officers don't do much tech

In many cases, federal CDOs find themselves focused less on technology and more on playing adviser to leaders within their agencies.

Terry Halvorsen

DOD updates enterprise services framework

The latest version of the Defense Department-wide Enterprise Service Management Framework places more emphasis on managing IT risk.

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FDIC still weak on IT security, GAO says

FDIC has significant room for improvement in software patching and reauthorizing user access to its systems, according to GAO.

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DARPA network shields against space junk

DARPA hit a milestone for a data network aimed at avoiding collisions in Earth's orbit.

Ron Wyden

Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Biometric exit moving ahead

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that a key test of a biometrics-based exit system is advancing and NPPD's reorganization should move forward.

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Interior spending $50K per month on unused mobile devices

The Interior Department is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on mobile devices that are unused or unsecured, according to a new inspector general report.

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FedRAMP Ready or FedRAMP Irrelevant?

Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.

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Security clearances dip in 2015

ODNI credits implementation of data initiatives for a reduction in clearances.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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