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Major General Sarah Zabel

New DISA deputy wants to fortify networks

A few weeks into the job, Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel is calling on the Defense Information Systems Agency to do a better job of making Pentagon networks more resilient and secure.

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Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

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Cyber drawbridges, medical device data and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen wants to change economics of cyberspace

The Defense Department CIO wants the private sector’s help in making it more costly for hackers to do harm -- and cheaper for the Pentagon to stop them.

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Outage slams copyright registration system at Library of Congress

The crash apparently happened Aug. 29, and there is no "estimated time for service resumption."

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Email privacy bill could move in the fall

Prospects are brighter for quick Senate committee action on an email privacy measure than for floor consideration of a broader information-sharing bill.

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Intel RFP, new NGA maps and another China hack

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Exploding IoT has semiconductor industry calling for government help

Government needs to invest in semiconductor R&D, industry says, because research will play an increasingly crucial role in an increasingly connected world.

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The Internet's watchmen applaud privacy

Security pros demonstrated that they, too, value privacy as they listened to a debate between a former NSA chief and one of the world's foremost privacy advocates.

E-mail circling the globe

Help desk at State pinged Clinton's private email address

A State Department IT worker stumbled on Hillary Clinton's private email address in 2010, and wrote a note to Clinton about a possible glitch.

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Data Act standards, a deputy CIO opening and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM awards $133 million ID protection contract

The Office of Personnel Management and the Pentagon have awarded a $133 million contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC for identity theft protection for the millions hit by the OPM breach.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

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