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Marines could see secure handhelds by 2019

A new program will provide rugged secure handheld smart devices to Marines.

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Is Congress ready for its own internal Data Act?

An open data bill in the House would require all congressional documents to be published in machine-readable format.

DHS asks industry about cyberthreats to mobility

The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is tapping industry for clues to the mobile cyberthreat landscape.

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VA picks NASA executive for CISO slot

Senior NASA IT manager Roopangi Kadakia will take over the top IT security job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, FCW has learned.

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Agencies see a long and expensive path to the cloud

Officials at the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Marine Corps stressed the importance of modernizing legacy systems, but warned that the cloud does not come easy or cheap.

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How military strategy can improve cyber response

Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

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White House backs $400M push for 5G research

The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, led by NSF, will sow the seeds for next-generation wireless services in the U.S. by setting up research networks to experiment with applications.

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Library of Congress wracked by DNS attack

Sites hosted by the Library of Congress, including Congress.gov, have been down intermittently since a July 17 attack.

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New ransomware rips and runs

A new kind of ransomware deletes computer files rather than decrypt and return them after victims pay up.

Justice Department putting smart guns to the test

The National Institute of Justice is conducting a smart gun technology challenge and asking for feedback on ways such tech could be integrated into federal law enforcement firearms.

White House pushes agency heads to expand open data

New guidance issued by two White House offices outlines best practices for agency leaders to open more data, engage with citizens digitally and solicit public feedback.

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How Snapchat puts a friendly :) on government

A handful of agencies are experimenting with the ephemeral photo-sharing service to reach younger audiences, and they’re doling out information with a healthy dose of entertainment and emojis.

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