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Three wishes for FedRAMP Accelerated

The recently announced changes to one of the government’s most important security programs are a good start, but additional fixes are needed.

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Vendors cry foul on Halvorsen's Windows 10 recommendation

DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen has said he does not formally endorse the operating system, but software vendors believe his praise amounts to an endorsement.

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DHS set for new wave of IT hiring

DHS is developing an IT/cybersecurity-specific hiring fair, and the agency might take the show on the road.

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More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

The Social Security Administration's internal watchdog said modernization would help the agency keep personally identifiable information out of mailings to beneficiaries.

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Can investigators reverse engineer insider threats?

The idea is to use past insider threat incidents to stitch together profiles of future rogue employees.

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Library of Congress to retire Thomas

After 21 years of service, the legislative database and website Thomas is being retired in favor of a more modern system.

Protecting physical infrastructure with cyber

DHS' Suzanne Spaulding stresses that, in order to protect the physical infrastructure on which our nation depends, government and private sector alike must bolster cybersecurity.

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NIST looks to reengineer thinking about cyber

NIST is set to release an overhauled systems security engineering document it hopes will spur construction of better cybersecurity systems from the start.

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House bill would carve out new powers for HHS CISO

Under a new bill proposed by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), the chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Service would assume new authorities, outside the reporting structure of the CIO.

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FBI will not share iPhone vulnerability in San Bernardino case

The decision casts new light on a review process that government officials say is rigorous and weighted toward disclosure but some critics contend is subject to manipulation.

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House Republicans tout innovation agenda

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to spur the pace at which government adapts and adopts new technology.

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Public/private relationships crucial for tech progress

As innovative technologies such as cloud and big data accelerate, federal IT managers are looking to the private sector for help.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: grid security, agile development, BYOD and more!

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