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DHS pushing for more public-private partnership on cyber

The Department of Homeland Security's assistant secretary is pushing for greater cooperation on public-private sectors on cyber security efforts between U.S. and Israel, after concluding a dialogue with Israeli officials this week.

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FEMA updates IT acquisition plans

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided a look at its IT modernization strategy for the coming year.

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Senators question DHS, DOJ about ransomware

Ransomware attacks that hold users’ data hostage are said to be on the rise, and Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) want answers from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

U.S. Marshals gets new chief data officer

Struggling with a flood of data, the U.S. Marshals Service has hired a new chief data officer and is looking for ways to make agency personnel smarter about using data.

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Transportation bill includes recall tech upgrades

The long-term transportation bill pending in Congress would establish an online database of information on vehicle recalls and facilitate information sharing among critical infrastructure providers in emergencies.

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Can U.S. border tech detect fake passports?

The Paris terror attacks prompted debate in the United States on a number of policy issues, including passport security.

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GSA IT is vulnerable, IG says

The IG's semiannual report details integration and security troubles haunting GSA investments.

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Naval Research Lab hit by zero-day exploit

The sophisticated attack on NRL's unclassified network became an "experiment unto itself," NRL Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Bruington said.

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Can the Library of Congress modernize for the 21st century?

In the midst of leadership changes, Library of Congress officials explain to a House panel where they stand in updating their IT systems and technology strategy.

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How CDOs are putting 'useless' data to work

Cleaning, cataloguing, counseling – it's all part of the job for agency data gurus as they seek to surface useful data for their colleagues and customers.

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VA taking free advice from tech firms on scheduling

The Veterans Affairs chief and a Virginia lawmaker applaud the public/private partnership working on fixing the troubled VA medical scheduling system.

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Air Force Space Command not spending on cyber defense of weapons systems

The Air Force Space Command did not spend a penny on cybersecurity for weapons systems in the last fiscal year. Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender is trying to change that.

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