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Rep. Darrell Issa

Issa: Better standards needed for IoT

Rep. Darrell Issa joined industry and agency experts in urging a proactive approach to security and privacy standards for the Internet of Things.

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Stopping the federal IT security brain drain

To secure the talent they need, agencies must either find a way boost pay or fundamentally change the government-contractor relationship.

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Is DHS' Einstein now blocking porn on federal networks?

Einstein 3 Accelerated is adding web content filtering to the arsenal of anti-malware defenses, and a side effect of the move could be to block pornography on agency computers.

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DISA unveils new cybersecurity review

The agency is adopting an agile, "outside-in" approach to assessing the security of the Department of Defense Information Network.

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FTC seeks to patrol mobile patching

The regulator is taking a look at how mobile device manufacturers conduct periodic security updates.

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Biden, Burwell call for collaboration on health data

Vice President Joe Biden calls for more open data to fuel big picture public health efforts, including the administration's "moonshot" bid to cure cancer.

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Leading by example: the federal CISO and cybersecurity collaboration

Signature-based security and outdated data strategies are just two of the challenges that need serious government-wide attention.

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18F wants to experiment with design standards

The federal government's in-house design and usability consultancy would like sites to be clean and consistent but not necessarily uniform.

NIST looks to transform federal authentication

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is planning "transformational" changes to its technical guidelines for digital authentication.

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What DIUx might mean for intel

The intelligence community wants to build on the Pentagon's effort to get private-sector innovators involved earlier in the acquisition cycle.

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State's school for cyber

Training 130 State Department foreign service officers on cyber is expensive but critical.

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Watchdog: Treasury hitting the mark as cyber steward

In its mission to help protect the nation's critical financial infrastructure, the Treasury Department is covering the bases, according to a new audit report.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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