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DHS banks on data repository for cyber insurance

Insurance is a market-based way to offset cybersecurity risks in the absence of regulations, but the lack of data and disclosure requirements remains an obstacle to widespread adoption.

BIS dinged on cyber posture by Commerce IG

The Bureau of Industry and Security lacks a full inventory of network-connected devices and isn't doing all it can to protect against cyberattack, according to a new report.

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FCC plans for 5G future, The WordPress woes of candidates and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.


No smart city is an island

NIST is pushing a framework to ensure that smart technologies work across multiple municipalities -- and give small companies a fighting chance in the metropolis of tomorrow.

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Census 2020 goes mobile, maybe

The Census Bureau is wrestling with big questions about how it will incorporate mobile devices and Internet responses into its next big tally. Plus, the bureau still needs a new CIO.

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$37 million in emergency OPM funding left out of CISA

The Senate's information-sharing cybersecurity bill cleared a procedural hurdle Oct. 22, but conspicuously absent from the bill was an amendment for $37 million in funding for the Office of Personnel Management's IT modernization efforts.

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Senate tees up vote on cyber bill

The Senate moved closer to passing an controversial information-sharing cybersecurity bill with an Oct. 22 procedural vote.

It's time for legislators to work together for cybersecurity

The chairman and ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee urge colleagues to pass information sharing legislation that preserves privacy, and to push government to abandon obsolete, risky technology.

Former NSA chief: Data manipulation an 'emerging art of war'

Adversaries' ability to manipulate the content of stored data, a phenomenon that is high on U.S. officials' radar, is an "emerging art of war in cyberspace," former NSA director and retired Gen. Keith Alexander told FCW.

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Where we're going, we still need roads

White House celebrates "Back to the Future" day, innovation.

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No, GPO doesn't have to print your secure IDs

Companies say agencies are losing access to innovation by giving secure credential work to GPO, in an apparent misreading of the law.

Jeh Johnson

DHS chief defends China cyber accord

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers it was too soon to tell whether a recent cyber accord with Beijing was altering Chinese behavior in cyberspace.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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