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FAA drone deadline looms as apps bloom

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said its study of FAA exemptions shows "a commercial market waiting to be unleashed."

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How OPM hopes to cultivate cyber talent

A partnership with truED allows feds to take online courses at substantially reduced rates.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB readies next phase of cyber sprint plan

The follow-on to the cyber sprint that came after the OPM hack might mandate that, by the end of fiscal 2016, all agencies use Internet service providers signed onto Einstein 3A.

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The coming private cyber 'war'

Will U.S. companies, fed up with getting hacked and not getting the government backup they want, launch cyberattacks against foreign actors – and would that qualify as “warfare”?

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NS 2020 notice, IARPA winners, NASA goes 4K and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Full dollar cost of OPM breach still a giant unknown

When you add up credit monitoring costs and cybersecurity spending, fallout from the OPM breach could potentially rocket past $1 billion. How much will be well spent? And what unknown costs are lurking?

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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GAO dings IRS, Secret Service techs-up for pope and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NCSC launches phishing awareness campaign

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is the latest federal agency to target the threat of malicious emails.

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Cable trouble undercuts FCC's huge cloud move

Hardware problems have kept the agency from finishing its long-planned move to the commercial cloud on schedule.

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'Aggressively non-regulatory' NIST offers a cyber helping hand

The director of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory says it can help develop innovative technologies that both industry and agencies can use.