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CSIS, lawmakers launch cyber task force for next president

The new task force will take note of progress since the last one seven years ago, and make recommendations for executive action for whoever is elected in 2016.

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Supercomputer centers, drone privacy and intel desktops

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

General Darren McDew and General Paul Selva.

Transportation Command upbeat in cyber progress report

Ten months after a Senate Armed Services Committee report faulted Transportation Command's cyber posture, the commander and his potential successor said progress has been made.


Pluto flyby earned NASA social media gold

NASA tweeted up a storm, engaged openly tongue-in-cheek on Twitter and gave Instagram the first look at a historic moment in U.S. space exploration history.

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IED-toting drones, NSA on GitHub, a new OASIS dashboard and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Labor Secretary Tom Perez participates in a July 13 Q&A on Twitter

How not to do a Twitter Q&A

In support of the White House Conference on Aging, Labor Secretary Tom Perez took to Twitter to answer citizens' questions. It was a good idea, but failed to capitalize on social media's biggest draw: a personal touch.

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NASA: A good story well told

The space agency’s PR machine is second to none in the federal government. The secret: “Don’t suck all the fun out of what you do.”

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Feds targeted in Clandestine Wolf phishing campaign

DHS and the FBI are briefing agencies about a new threat from Chinese hackers.

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A successful cyber sprint, with a questionable finish line

The federal CIO says agencies have beefed up security during his 30-day push -- but the sprint is just the beginning.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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Whistleblower worries, FEMA's personnel data and DARPA's cyber competition

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How US-CERT gets the word out

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team collaborates with other federal agencies and industry to quickly disseminate cyberthreat alerts.

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Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

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