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Claire McCaskill

McCaskill slams 'turf wars' over cyber

Why some senators and private sector players think big changes are needed in the U.S. approach to cybersecurity.

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How tech, laws and leadership impede digital diplomacy

Digital diplomacy, a priority for the State Department under the Obama administration, appears to be at a crossroads.

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As FedRAMP gains speed, true sharing still lags

New study finds that most authorized cloud services are used by just one or two agencies, but "the scope is widening."

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DHS targets ID spoofing in tech solicitation

A DHS procurement program aimed at onboarding innovative companies is looking for solutions to ID spoofing problems.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

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DHS infrastructure group searches for relevance

A DHS-based infrastructure advisory group wants to make its work more urgent and actionable for stakeholders.

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Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?

The acquisition options are getting better, but many agencies are still relying on workarounds.

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As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point.

David Shulkin USH VA

VA chief talks commercial Vista

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record.

Mobile security threats facing feds

Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says.

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Legislators call for more flexible cyber hiring and training

Three Democratic members of Congress want the government to look to private sector practices as a model for hiring and training the federal cybersecurity workforce

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Why CFOs and CIOs need to partner on cybersecurity

With the government spending billions annually on cybersecurity, it is essential that CIOs and CFOs work together to bake cyber into agency IT budgets, current and former officials say.