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NIST pledges 'global acceptability' in crypto standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to reassert its credibility as a trusted technical agency when it comes to cryptographic standards, almost three years after Edward Snowden's disclosures.

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State Department's database vulnerabilities are nothing new

The Consular Consolidated Database has endured IT glitches in the past, and a former U.S. official tells FCW that the system's architecture remains vulnerable to hacking.

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Army looks to the 'micro cloud' for cyber defense

The Army 'cyber challenge,' administered through the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley outpost, asks tech firms to help develop the service’s cloud infrastructure.

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U.S.-China still at odds on cybersecurity issues

President Barack Obama said he will continue to discuss matters of cybersecurity with the Chinese president on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit. Some U.S. lawmakers and experts think he should be doing more.

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Why data privacy is up to developers

Many users lack the tools, knowledge or inclination to control the flow of their data through the Internet of Things, which means developers are responsible for keeping data safe.

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House speaker criticizes IRS cybersecurity

A blog post from Paul Ryan's office blasts the IRS for not fixing its cybersecurity vulnerabilities before tax season.

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Making social media monitoring matter

For an agency to be at the top of its social media game, tracking trends is an important part of the strategy.

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Army releases long-term networking plan

The 2025-2040 plan calls for attention to dynamic computing; more quickly distilling data into actionable information; human cognitive enhancement; robotics and autonomy; and cybersecurity.

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IG: DOD behind on data centers

Consolidating data centers to save money has been a signature initiative of Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen, but the DOD inspector general says the department is lagging.

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DOD's Work: Automated data can help beat ISIS

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work recently returned from Silicon Valley, where he met with an analytics firm that can ingest open-source data and turn it into national security insights.

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White House pushes Congress to pass $3.1B IT modernization fund

The White House is preparing to send Congress more details on its plan for a revolving $3.1 billion IT modernization fund after the House Budget Committee failed to include the measure in the 2017 budget resolution.

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Crowdsourcing the price of everything

To break away from manual price data collection and get a more granular, useful picture of the American economy, the BLS might look to tech being deployed in the developing world.

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