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Cloud security: Learning to trust the facts

The cloud can often exceed the security of an on-premises or legacy data center. Here's why.

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HHS issues ransomware guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance on how health privacy law should guide responses to ransomware attacks.

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Why open source is a draw for job candidates

The chance to work with open-source technologies can help federal agencies attract top IT professionals.

White House accelerates cyber hiring

The federal government is looking to add 3,500 more cyber and IT workers by January 2017.

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NIST database goes ballistic

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has rolled out a new forensics database that gives law enforcement detailed, three-dimensional profiles of a vast sea of bullet ballistic data to help crack cases.

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Obama warns of U.S. weaknesses on cybersecurity

Hackers are targeting the White House, and the U.S. government still has much to learn from its IT security mistakes, the president said.

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VA looks to NITAAC for cloud

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to conduct an upcoming cloud procurement using a National Institutes of Health acquisition vehicle.

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Europeans OK trans-Atlantic data deal

One of the major players involved in the lengthy U.S./EU data transfer agreement process gave the thumbs-up on July 8.

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Commerce to economists: Please use our data

The department's components are working hard to provide better data, but they need users to buoy the work through the tumultuous coming years.

Navigating NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified program

Although the CSfC program is meant to streamline the certification process, primers like the one produced by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology further simplify it.

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NGA makes disaster-response app public

Making the Mobile Awareness GEOINT Environment app public is NGA’s latest move to contribute to an open-source geospatial community shaped by the private sector.

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DOD memo clarifies DIUX mission

The July memo seeks to put Defense Innovation Unit Experimental on firmer ground following criticism from Congress.

FCW in Print

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

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