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18F pushes for an even more open 'open source' rule

"Open source by default" ought to apply not only to code developed by government agencies, but also to virtually all code that vendors supply the government, a developer with GSA's startup urged.

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What will it take to diversify the cyber workforce?

In its first national conference, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals sought to lay the groundwork for getting more women and minorities into the cyber ranks.

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Fraudsters' targets show cybersecurity success, says IRS commissioner

The breaches of IRS security tools are, in some ways, good signs, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, because they demonstrate that the tools are making hackers' lives harder.

NPPD to become Cyber Infrastructure Protection

The reorganization of DHS's cyber agency aims to showcase spectrum of physical and IT protections.

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DOJ indicts 7 Iranians for hacking U.S. dam, banks

The Justice Department on March 24 indicted seven hackers associated with the Iranian government for infiltrating systems controlling a New York dam, and attacking several U.S. banks.

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Coming soon: A faster FedRAMP

The director of the FedRAMP cloud service authorization program offered a preview of what's on tap for the coming reboot.

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Why DHS might hack your agency

The NCCIC's hands-on "red team" cybersecurity testing service group is planning two new threat services that federal agencies can use to find security gaps.

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Commerce Data Service looking to grow big in 2016

One of government's latest startups has plans to add dozens of people and finish 15 projects this summer.

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Wi-Fi for soldiers almost a reality

Later this year the Army will be deploying Wi-Fi capability to its soldiers. Meet the man who made it happen.

Presidential cybersecurity commission gets a director

A private-sector security evangelist will be writing the cyber report President Barack Obama requested by the end of the year.

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F-35 software fixes on the way, program officer tells Congress

A senior defense official told lawmakers that a fix for a software glitch with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet will be tested next week, but delays arising from problems are inevitable.

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Chinese national pleads guilty to hacking U.S. contractors

The episode is a reminder of the Pentagon’s ongoing struggle to keep defense secrets out of the hands of foreign hackers.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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