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GSA sets summer expectations for EIS, Alliant 2

GSA has given vendors a heads-up on the next steps for its $50 billion EIS telecom contract and the Alliant RFPs.

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Clapper: Snowden accelerated commercial crypto by 7 years

The director of national intelligence reiterated the view that industry/government collaboration is essential to finding a way to balance privacy and law enforcement access.

FBI warns farmers their crop databases are in danger

A public notice says data-driven precision cultivation techniques are increasingly vulnerable to hacktivists, ransomware and other cyber plagues.

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Why big data needs a soul

The technologies that handle big datasets generated by federal agencies are adequate, but federal agencies have to plumb the depths of data's soul to make it useful.

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FDA's cyber guidance gets key congressman's support

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.

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Key IT bills show signs of strength in Congress

Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.

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Pentagon CIO: U.K. a model on cloud adoption

The British government hosts commercial cloud services within government facilities. That's "the right way for us to go," says Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen.

DISA claims progress in classified mobile

A year-old program to deploy mobile devices that can access classified information has gained steam, said Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official.

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Teamwork could lure women to cyber careers

Emphasizing the collaborative nature of cybersecurity work may prove a key lure to draw women into the male-dominated profession, according to one study.

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A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

CyTech Services, the veteran-owned small business that may have played a significant role in discovering the OPM hack a year ago, says it's never been paid for that work.

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New Air Force cyber doctrine stresses resilience

The directive from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James instructs cyber operatives to fight through digital onslaughts from adversaries.

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Candidate to head Library of Congress pledges modernization

President Obama's choice to lead the Library of Congress told lawmakers that she planned to lead a technological transformation of the institution.

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