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U.S. biometric exit could be ready inside of four years

Full implementation of technology needed to track visa holders leaving the U.S. could be ready at airports across the U.S. in the next four years, but cooperation from airlines is key.

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Security firm reveals another NSA leak

The data, including a virtual hard drive containing classified Army documents, was for a time unsecured and available for anyone to download.

USAF official: Why elevating CyberCom isn't enough

Making cyber a combatant command is sign of the Pentagon's priorities, but it will take collaborative leadership to facilitate cyber readiness, says an Air Force cyber leader.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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Why is there so much customized software in the federal government?

Former federal CIO Tony Scott explains why agencies must kick their addiction to custom code.

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ICE memo says Chinese-made drones are snoops

An ICE intel memo claims that a Chinese UAS maker is dumping cheap drones on the U.S. market to capture sensitive infrastructure data.

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Federal website performance continues to lag

Federal websites continue to slip on performance metrics related to page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security and accessibility, an ITIF report finds.

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The analog keys to a smart digital strategy

Clear business cases, careful user interviews and strategic outside alliances can be far more important than the technology itself.

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Mapping our changing coastline

Congress is looking to boost an ongoing project to aggregate U.S. coastal mapping data.

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Classified cloud now an option for federal agencies

Amazon Web Services' new AWS Secret Region promises security that meets secret classification requirements.

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How AI can make use of DOD's data stockpile

The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn't know what to do with it. A new report makes the case that artificial intelligence is the solution.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

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