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FDA plans major IT refresh

The Food and Drug Administration is focusing on cloud and mobility in a coming technology overhaul.

ODNI General Counsel Robert S. Litt, shown here testifying before the House Judiciary Committee July 17, 2013. Image captured from video feed.

New details on IC's insider threat patrol

Robert Litt, ODNI's top laywer, told a closed Senate hearing in 2012 about how intelligence agencies use data and computer systems to uncover potential insider threats.

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Bill would require White House policy on cyberwar

Two senators have introduced legislation that would require the administration to create a policy for when a cyberattack crosses the boundary from a crime or nuisance to qualify as an act of war.

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Embracing agile at the border

DHS components are discovering that transformation is best tackled one step at a time.

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FDIC shakeup over 'major incident' revelations

The agency is scrambling to shore up its internal cybersecurity practices as watchdogs scrutinize a spate of unauthorized employee data extractions.

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DHS warns on old SAP vulnerability

US-CERT issued a warning about a five-year-old SAP vulnerability that could still be a problem in unpatched systems.

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Achieving holistic cybersecurity

To be effective in their security efforts, agencies must be proactive -- using cyber analytics and cognitive-based systems to develop true security intelligence.

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Tabletop exercises a useful tool in cybersecurity testing

A senior DOD official said such exercises are among the most useful tools for cybersecurity testing, evaluation and training.

New CDM services on the horizon

A task order to provide smaller agencies with Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation as a cloud-based service is coming this summer, while a new phase focused on data is being explored.

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Big data and disasters

A new report from a DHS advisory board spells out what government can do to maximize the use of big-data analytics in national security and emergency situations.

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Hurd: Hospitals shouldn't look to government for cyber protection

Rep. Will Hurd offered blunt advice to hospitals as the healthcare industry faces an epidemic of cyber attacks.

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Turning baseball jerseys into bullet-catchers

CBP leaders are interested in how wearables and the Internet of Things could come together to help create an automated picture of what law enforcement officers are going through.