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Naval Research Lab hit by zero-day exploit

The sophisticated attack on NRL's unclassified network became an "experiment unto itself," NRL Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Bruington said.

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Can the Library of Congress modernize for the 21st century?

In the midst of leadership changes, Library of Congress officials explain to a House panel where they stand in updating their IT systems and technology strategy.

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VA taking free advice from tech firms on scheduling

The Veterans Affairs chief and a Virginia lawmaker applaud the public/private partnership working on fixing the troubled VA medical scheduling system.

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How CDOs are putting 'useless' data to work

Cleaning, cataloguing, counseling – it's all part of the job for agency data gurus as they seek to surface useful data for their colleagues and customers.

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Air Force Space Command not spending on cyber defense of weapons systems

The Air Force Space Command did not spend a penny on cybersecurity for weapons systems in the last fiscal year. Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender is trying to change that.

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DHS looking to biometrics, more shared info on VWP

DHS is proposing changes to the Visa Waiver Program that would expand the use of biometrics, the sharing of information with Interpol and modifications to existing background check databases.

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Find out online if you were an OPM breach victim

The Office of Personnel Management has launched an online portal for victims, and people who think they may be victims, of the massive data breach.

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Collaboration rules the CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge

The first batch of contest winners came from diverse agencies, and focused on the problems of coming together in IT and acquisition.

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Carter: Countering Islamic State online is 'very important'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford see online response as a part of the battle against the Islamic State group.

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IRS launches online safety campaign

The IRS has launched an educational series aimed at promoting citizen cybersecurity.

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Reps shun law enforcement, cheer 'slam-dunk' email legislation

Signaling a growing appreciation for electronic privacy, lawmakers voiced support for an update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act over law enforcement protests.

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Is electronic warfare stuck in the 20th century?

Pentagon officials say the convergence of electronic warfare and cyberspace is upon us, and it presents both opportunities and threats.

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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