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Alan Lynn

DISA chief: We're in 'an economic cyber cold war'

The U.S. government is fighting at least a two-front cyber war involving the daily fending off of millions of attacks on defense networks and the slow-burn of economic espionage, according to a top Pentagon official.

Body cameras not ready for prime time at CBP

A report from Customs and Border Protection found several key barriers to equipping agents with body-worn cameras, including IT infrastructure and support.

Warner: Visa waiver data troubling in light of Paris attacks

A reciprocal travel program with 38 participating countries allows for visa-free visits, but a key U.S. senator warns of troubling gaps in the security data.

LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

Army moves JRSS along, with other services in tow

The Army is moving forward with what Pentagon brass consider to be a crucial piece of the future defense IT backbone: the Joint Regional Security Stacks.

Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

DISA to issue multiple Level 5 cloud authorizations

In the next 18 months, the Defense Information Systems Agency will issue four to five provisional authorizations for commercial cloud providers to handle sensitive Level 5 government data, according to a DISA official.

Shutterstock image (by Sentavio): Collaboration facilitated by cloud technology.

IBM adds resellers to its federal cloud portfolio

The vendor has added partners with federal IT experience to help government clients migrate systems to the cloud.

Shutterstock image (by Sergey Nivens): Security concept, lock on a digital screen.

Paris attacks revive 'going dark' concerns

The terrorist attacks in Paris have rekindled a debate in the United States about law enforcement access to end-to-end encryption on mobile devices.

Mac Thornberry

Administration bows out of classified Hill briefing on OPM hack

A scheduled Capitol Hill briefing on the Office of Personnel Management hack didn't happen because of a dispute over transcription.

Will Hurd

Hurd: Feds' cloud security concerns are overblown

Agencies wary of moving to the cloud should look to the CIA's example, congressman says. And "server-huggers will have an uncomfortable time" in front of Congress.

John Brennan

Governance lags tech on info sharing, CIA's Brennan says

The CIA director warns that the rapid technological improvements in spycraft and information collection have outpaced the ability of worldwide intel agencies to cooperate.

Cobol code

Why legacy IT is a government time bomb

Antiquated computer systems based on legacy code are a problem for government not just because they are hard to secure, but because it is hard to find people to run them.

computer network

Marine Corps CIO seeks to cordon off network

The uniqueness of the Marine Corps network and the threat of adversaries manipulating data require the Corps to segment parts of its network to make it more defensible, CIO Dennis Crall said.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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