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FDIC still weak on IT security, GAO says

FDIC has significant room for improvement in software patching and reauthorizing user access to its systems, according to GAO.

Ron Wyden

Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Biometric exit moving ahead

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that a key test of a biometrics-based exit system is advancing and NPPD's reorganization should move forward.

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DARPA network shields against space junk

DARPA hit a milestone for a data network aimed at avoiding collisions in Earth's orbit.

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Interior spending $50K per month on unused mobile devices

The Interior Department is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on mobile devices that are unused or unsecured, according to a new inspector general report.

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FedRAMP Ready or FedRAMP Irrelevant?

Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.

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Security clearances dip in 2015

ODNI credits implementation of data initiatives for a reduction in clearances.

Republicans move to check internet transition

Two senior GOP lawmakers are questioning the viability of long-standing plans to end U.S. control of the address book of the internet.

LaVerne Horton Council

Questions loom about the future of open source at VA

With pressure from Congress to abandon the Vista health record system, Veterans Affairs CIO LaVerne Council is facing tough questions about the future of open source at the agency.

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Can chatbots improve government customer service?

Federal digital and customer experience experts are telling feds how AI and machine learning, including bots, can expand and improve customer service.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Reps press HHS on ransomware

The Department of Health and Human Services is weighing what kind of disclosures should follow a ransomware attack that involves health records. Two lawmakers urge a light touch.

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DHS wants to shift to agile in a FLASH

DHS is looking for a dozen agile-minded and nontraditional companies to help with its upcoming agile design and development support services contract.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: grid security, agile development, BYOD and more!

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