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Can 911 get with the times?

While innovative consumer communications apps proliferate, the 911 emergency infrastructure remains stuck in the 20th century.

Fate of Trump cyber order still unclear

President Trump's long-awaited cyber executive order continues to be a source of intrigue as government and industry officials speculate what it will cover and when it will finally land.

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Agencies need to talk IT, intel for supply chain

As supply chain management has become a key insider threat, agencies need to reach out to industry for help, said experts.

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Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official.

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OPM looking to rebuild trust

OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe.

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Hiring freeze out, but wider job cuts on tap

While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights.

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CMS 101

Content management systems have grown more powerful and easier to use, but there are still some important factors for government users to consider.

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Study pegs security benefits of new IT spending

A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches.

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Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot.

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Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

In the government's battle to streamline operations and cut costs, cloud-based unified communications offer a quick win.

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OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations.

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DHS ends pursuit of rogue Twitter account

The Department of Homeland Security withdrew a bid to obtain the identities behind an "alt" USCIS Twitter account, in the face legal objections by the social media network.

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