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FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues.

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DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers.

ID management without the Big Brother baggage

The government has been trying for years to balance privacy, convenience and security for agencies' online customers. Can the latest efforts finally get traction?

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What CIOs should do next

A wide-ranging discussion by public- and private-sector IT leaders revealed key drivers for achieving positive mission outcomes.

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PIF program looks for 2017 fellows

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program, one of President Barack Obama's digital service initiatives, is taking applications for yearlong stints starting in spring 2017.

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NSA chief in the crosshairs

Top defense and intelligence officials are pushing for the removal of the head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in what appears to be a last-minute bid to split the two entities.

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DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country.

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DOD paves the way for more hacker research

The Pentagon announced a new policy to put efforts that allow hackers to explore DOD websites for vulnerabilities on firmer legal footing.

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Cyber panel closes in on final recommendations

A panel of business, technology and academia leaders is finalizing ideas for how to approach cybersecurity in the next decade.

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

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Study backs IoT/DDoS concerns

A new study from one of the companies that battled a huge internet device-based attack underscores the need for stronger internet-of-things security.

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IG: OPM falling short on FISMA requirements

The latest audit by OPM's inspector general says the agency is regressing in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.