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Navy makes old signals new again

A new project will bring a 200-year-old seaborne communications technology into the current digital ocean.

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The enterprise risk management approach to cybersecurity

Better cybersecurity tools are not even half the battle.

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How cloud can take open data to new heights

By removing the storage and transmission barriers, agencies are seeing the use of their datasets explode.

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The future of FOIA

Technology alone has not made FOIA operations more efficient and transparent, so a committee led by the National Archives is working with agencies to improve the process.

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DHS makes mobile security a priority

Mobile security continues to be top priority for the Department of Homeland Security, which has multiple efforts underway to address threats to federal devices.

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To fight fraud, follow the data

Federal program managers are being urged to use data analytics and information sharing to sniff out fraud, abuse and improper payments.

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CBP hopes job app will smooth hiring

Customs and Border Protection is banking that a re-engineered hiring processes and a new mobile app will help the agency recruit new agents and support personnel.

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Rules for IT radicals

A pragmatic guide to realistically disrupting the federal IT space.

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Special forces testing new anti-drone systems

The Navy unit that oversees SEAL teams is set to test a system that can find and jam an increasing number of weaponized consumer-market drone aircraft.

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More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet

Five states have said they will use the nationwide broadband network for first responders, but costs still concern states weighing whether to join.

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Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Siloed operations and systems integration are serious concerns that better DevOps might help to mitigate, IT decision makers say.

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House Dems say voter data request poses serious cybersecurity concerns

Demanding that the Kris Kobach resign from the White House's election integrity commission, the legislators warn the request for state voter data could run afoul of the president’s cybersecurity executive order.