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DHS taps UT-San Antonio to craft ISAO standards

The announcement is part of broader efforts to implement the president's February executive order and make better information sharing a reality.

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DOJ adds warrant requirement to Stingray use

A policy memo puts new boundaries on federal law enforcement's use of cell-site interceptors or IMSI catchers.

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Planning for cyber war in South Dakota

At a Senate field hearing, the message was that tomorrow's talent needs nurturing -- and more scholarship cash -- if America is going to reverse its shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

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New DISA deputy wants to fortify networks

A few weeks into the job, Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel is calling on the Defense Information Systems Agency to do a better job of making Pentagon networks more resilient and secure.

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Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

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Cyber drawbridges, medical device data and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Halvorsen wants to change economics of cyberspace

The Defense Department CIO wants the private sector’s help in making it more costly for hackers to do harm -- and cheaper for the Pentagon to stop them.

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Outage slams copyright registration system at Library of Congress

The crash apparently happened Aug. 29, and there is no "estimated time for service resumption."

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Email privacy bill could move in the fall

Prospects are brighter for quick Senate committee action on an email privacy measure than for floor consideration of a broader information-sharing bill.

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Intel RFP, new NGA maps and another China hack

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Exploding IoT has semiconductor industry calling for government help

Government needs to invest in semiconductor R&D, industry says, because research will play an increasingly crucial role in an increasingly connected world.

The Fed 100

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

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