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Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

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Candidates trade barbs on cybersecurity

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over whether Russia was behind a recent spate of cyberattacks on U.S. targets.

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The challenge of liability protection for cyberthreat sharing

The federal government is increasingly seeking partnerships with industry to share threat data and combat cyberattacks, but agencies differ on what liability protections to offer the private sector.

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The true source of innovation in federal IT

Seville Government Consulting's Jaime Gracia argues that to solve its technology challenges, the government should turn to the small-business community.

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Blockchain gains congressional support

Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions.

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Cyber advice for Hill staffers

Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.

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The opening up of GPS

In May 2000, President Bill Clinton authorized the removal of a security feature from the Global Positioning System -- a decision that opened the doors to accurate geospatial data for thousands of government and consumer applications.

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Hackers storm DOD networks

In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md.

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CIA commits to the cloud

The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud.

FCW @ 30 GPS

FCW @ 30

Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

FCW at 30 - IRS

IRS promises nationwide electronic filing

The IRS' e-file pilot program in 1986 became a test case for the technology of electronic filing and the information policies governing its uses.

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U.S. Transportation Command outlines cyber strategy

TRANSCOM has issued a new strategic document that outlines guiding principles for addressing cyber threats.