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How to identify cyberattacks early and limit damage

A focus on real-time analytics is necessary to gain a long-term information advantage over attackers.

Rising Star 2013

Young leaders to watch -- in 2016 and beyond

Here are 14 young women and men -- in agencies and the private sector alike -- who are overachieving in their current roles and distinguishing themselves as the likely leaders of tomorrow.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Katherine Mullins

Katherine Mullins has been instrumental in enabling all levels of government to communicate securely via the Homeland Security Information Network.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Michael H. Brody

Michael Brody has a unique ability to reconcile mission needs with privacy protections, which requires close collaboration with DHS' many independent-minded components.

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Groups want OMB to reconsider info policy revisions

A collection of public interest groups wants to preserve sections on the importance of public information in the key A-130 information policy document.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Alexander Lin

At TCG, Alex Lin was assigned to the Integrity.gov project, where his innovative thinking and risk-taking exceeded expectations.

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IG: State lax on information security

A newly released audit concludes that the State Department is not complying with federal information security standards and has failed to fully implement a continuous monitoring strategy.

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Critical infrastructure regulators need to improve cyber metrics

According to a recent Government Accountability Office study, sector-specific agencies need to do a better job of measuring cyber risks to private-sector critical infrastructure.

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In Sentinel, the FBI finds an unlikely poster child for agile

The FBI has struggled with case management over the years. The bureau’s CTO thinks lessons learned along the way have taught the FBI how to do agile development,

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Pentagon and VA set to certify on health record interoperability

The 2014 defense bill required the VA and the Pentagon to get their acts together on sharing health data. The agencies' two giant health systems are about to certify that they have complied.

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IG finds lapses in DHS IT security

An audit of fiscal 2015 information security practices noted progress but found that DHS components did not maintain their security programs on a continuous, year-round basis.

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Getting government ready for the Internet of Things

A new study urges agencies to embrace the IoT while also instituting adequate security and privacy protections.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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