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Deborah Lee James

Air Force launches Digital Service franchise

Following on the December launch of the Army Digital Service, the Air Force has announced it is creating its own branch of the Defense Digital Service.

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Three AWS services get FedRAMP High approval

Joint Authorization Board issues provisional ATOs for database, logging and API tools in Amazon's GovCloud.

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FAA looks to spur spectrum sharing tech

The FAA is leading a multi-agency effort to encourage commercial innovation in spectrum sharing.

The future of 44

The Obama administration will archive its social media history in novel and interactive ways.

Top NSA defender departs agency

Curtis Dukes, formerly the top information assurance officer at the National Security Agency, is joining the Center for Internet Security.

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Senators support intel findings on Russia, call for deterrence policy

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy.

Shaun Donovan

OMB chief tells Trump team IT modernization is key

In his exit memo to the next administration, OMB Director Shaun Donovan advises continuing IT modernization efforts, shared services and support for U.S. Digital Services.

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Giving COTS the consideration it deserves

Certain government missions require custom-designed IT systems, but agencies need not reinvent the wheel.

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Skeptics still doubt intelligence on Russia hacking

Days after the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia for hacking DNC systems, President-elect Trump continues to question the intelligence used to attribute the hacks to Russia.

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Buggy software update crashes CBP airport systems

Stalled Customs and Border Protection international traveler processing systems at major U.S. airports are back online after a four-hour outage on Jan. 2.

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3 in 10 agency websites miss OMB deadline to migrate to HTTPS

Although the White House-imposed deadline for government websites to embrace HTTPS has passed, some agencies' conversions remain a work in progress.

Trevor Rudolph

Exit Interview: Trevor Rudolph

The former Office of Management and Budget lead on CyberStat and other civilian agency cybersecurity issues sounds off on Congress, the fabled sprint and the new federal CISO role.