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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

Lawmakers heard from skeptical industry experts on the export control policy and process of implementing the 2013 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

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Report: Oregon militants use federal IT to make website

The militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon reportedly have access to government computers, and one member is making a website within the compound.

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Final FirstNet RFP hits the streets

FirstNet's final RFP for the planned nationwide public safety network includes a dedicated cybersecurity section and a ramped payment schedule for winning contractor.

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FBI seeks CIO

Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.

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Why agencies should adopt a "mobile first" strategy

A new report says agencies have room for improvement when it comes to offering mobile apps and making their websites mobile-friendly.

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Pentagon wraps up classified study of enterprise cyber defense

Pentagon officials have completed a classified assessment of the effectiveness of enterprise cybersecurity tools at defense agencies, and the assessors are sharing lessons with the military services.

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Jeb Bush plans to hold government IT managers accountable

In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."

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McCain slams White House’s cyber deterrence plan

The Obama administration's long-anticipated cyber deterrence plan doesn't feature enough offense for Sen. John McCain.

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IG: Human traffickers exploit data gaps at DHS

Ineffective data gathering and sharing between ICE and USCIS aid human traffickers, an IG report says.

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The hidden cybersecurity risk for federal contractors

Firms could face friendly fire under the False Claims Act.

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State steps up counter-terrorism digital initiatives

The State Department announced a director to lead the new Global Engagement Center, which will help allies using social media campaigns in countering terrorist group messaging.