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Cyber threat grows exponentially, says outgoing official

The number of cyber threats, attacks and criminals continues to grow, says an outgoing White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity advisor, and the new administration must continue developing international cyber norms.

DHS tags election systems as critical

Some state government officials object to the Department of Homeland Security's move to add election infrastructure to the roster of 16 existing federal "critical infrastructure" areas.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Carter stresses reform and innovation in exit memo

In his exit memo, the secretary of defense outlines current threats and priorities with a strong emphasis on the need for acquisition reform and innovation.

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The 2017 forecast for federal IT

From cyber to cloud to automation, here are the trends to watch in the coming year.

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EU needs more nudging on travel data, says DHS chief

The incoming administration will have to continue prodding the EU to share more traveler passenger information with DHS, according to the agency's outgoing secretary.

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Air Force launches Digital Service franchise

Following on the December launch of the Army Digital Service, the Air Force has announced it is creating its own branch of the Defense Digital Service.

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Three AWS services get FedRAMP High approval

Joint Authorization Board issues provisional ATOs for database, logging and API tools in Amazon's GovCloud.

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FAA looks to spur spectrum sharing tech

The FAA is leading a multi-agency effort to encourage commercial innovation in spectrum sharing.

The future of 44

The Obama administration will archive its social media history in novel and interactive ways.

Top NSA defender departs agency

Curtis Dukes, formerly the top information assurance officer at the National Security Agency, is joining the Center for Internet Security.

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Senators support intel findings on Russia, call for deterrence policy

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy.

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Giving COTS the consideration it deserves

Certain government missions require custom-designed IT systems, but agencies need not reinvent the wheel.

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