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Bridging the data divide between IT ops and security

When two critical components of an enterprise don’t talk to each other, the enterprise can collapse.

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Marines take lessons from special forces in crafting cyber career path

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said long-term stability is key: "Once you’re, in you’re in."

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5G push could require federal spectrum

Communications policy leaders are looking put federal spectrum in the pipeline as the U.S. gears up for faster mobile broadband.

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Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

The FCC's communications security advisory group warned on threats to mobile networks that are similar to those impacting industrial control systems.

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How a terrorist's iPhone became the 'poster child' for the FBI's encryption challenge

According to an oversight report, a senior FBI official became concerned that techies in the bureau were slow-walking a plan to crack the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter in the hope of obtaining a favorable court verdict.

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Tax watchdog dings IRS on security controls

Poor security controls for an online tax transcript service at the IRS may be fueling refund fraud, an inspector general audit found.

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Make way for the MGT Act

Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change.

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FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

The plan would bar the use of funds in an $8.5 billion telecom subsidy from going to foreign equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security.

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DHS hires former EAC chairman to tackle election security

A month after being passed over for another term on the Election Assistance Commission, Matthew Masterson joins the Department of Homeland Security to tackle election security issues.

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Tech trade groups urge DOD to rethink cloud strategy

The Department of Defense reaped more than 1,000 comments on cloud procurement, including suggestions for technology trade groups to reshape its approach on a planned single-vendor cloud deal.

Cyber Attack

U.S. indicts Iranian hackers

The Departments of Justice and Treasury announced indictments and sanctions for an Iranian company and 10 individuals for stealing billions of dollars in research and intellectual property from universities in the United States and around the world.

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10 tips for agencies looking to address cyber threats

Here's how federal IT teams can better prioritize cyber threats, shift their approach to spending and improve cyber defense.

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