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Demystifying cyber intel, Marines get real, ITI signs Palo Alto and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The password paradox

Federal security pros fear that rank-and-file feds, drowning in passwords, will threaten organizational security by finding workarounds. Is there a better way than login/password combos?

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NASA's next CIO, mobile payment problems and a unified VA website

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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PSC presses GSA for EIS clarifications

A letter from the industry association reiterates questions about cost and structure for critical telecom contract.

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DHS taps UT-San Antonio to craft ISAO standards

The announcement is part of broader efforts to implement the president's February executive order and make better information sharing a reality.

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DOJ adds warrant requirement to Stingray use

A policy memo puts new boundaries on federal law enforcement's use of cell-site interceptors or IMSI catchers.

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Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

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Planning for cyber war in South Dakota

At a Senate field hearing, the message was that tomorrow's talent needs nurturing -- and more scholarship cash -- if America is going to reverse its shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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New DISA deputy wants to fortify networks

A few weeks into the job, Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel is calling on the Defense Information Systems Agency to do a better job of making Pentagon networks more resilient and secure.

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Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

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Cyber drawbridges, medical device data and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen wants to change economics of cyberspace

The Defense Department CIO wants the private sector’s help in making it more costly for hackers to do harm -- and cheaper for the Pentagon to stop them.