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Is the U.S. handing over control of the internet?

Despite some alarmist headlines about the transfer of a key internet architecture function, the fact remains that the U.S. cannot relinquish control that it does not have.

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Privacy groups slam DHS social media proposal

A coalition of civil liberties groups has objected to a proposed policy to collect social media information from foreign travelers.

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University UAS researchers share information network with NASA

UAS researchers and NASA can see each other's drone flights via a secure data network.

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Future-readying the federal workforce

Most agencies have the data and domain knowledge needed to drive innovation. Now they need a culture that attracts and nurtures the necessary talent.

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Should feds worry about the NSA leak?

A leak of alleged NSA exploits that includes previously undisclosed flaws in Cisco routers has been met largely with official silence.

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Convincing your team to love collaboration software

The benefits can be dramatic, but picking a solution is more complicated than just comparing features.

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Move to DevOps takes some fearlessness

As they transition to quicker, more efficient DevOps-based IT environments, agencies have to be bold, federal experts say.

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NTIA wants to know IoT address needs

With billions of devices set to jump onto the internet in the coming years, NTIA is seeking information on addresses, obstacles and costs for adopting IPv6.

Terry Halvorsen

CIO: DOD IT reform requires cultural changes

DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen said transitioning to a cloud-based Joint Information Environment is about more than technology.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Cardin: Cybersecurity still top priority, needs more attention

The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said cybersecurity remains one of the top priorities for his state and that bad actors are constantly trying to harm U.S. national security.

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IGs: DOT, Labor show cyber protection deficiencies

In separate assessments, inspectors general found deficiencies in the way the departments of Transportation and Labor secure computer systems that contain personally identifiable information.

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IG: DOD checking the boxes on cyber policies

The Defense Department's inspector general says DOD is largely meeting the requirements of the Cybersecurity Act, though some issues remain.

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