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GSA plows on towards EIS RFP deadline

Even the historic blizzard in Washington didn't delay the final deadline for vendor proposals for the General Services Administration's massive telecommunications contract.

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Study says law enforcement can make do without encryption override

Some in law enforcement want the keys to commercial encryption for investigative purposes, but a new study suggests there are other ways to capture the digital lives of criminal suspects.

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Despite progress, DOD systems still vulnerable to hacking

A new report says teams that tested the cybersecurity of DOD networks were "frequently in a position to deliver cyber effects that could degrade the performance of operational missions."

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IG wants Secret Service to modernize its radio gear

The DHS inspector general said the Secret Service's outdated radio systems could affect its ability to protect the president and other high-ranking national officials.

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Chaffetz wants more answers from Education CIO

Lawmakers are looking for details about warnings that the Education Department's systems are ripe for a devastating hack.

Commerce opens school for data

The data mammoth isn’t just dumping data onto websites anymore. A new push is aimed at teaching users how to effectively put all that information to good use.

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Carter calls on Cybercom to intensify online push against ISIS

A year and a half into the U.S. military campaign, the Islamic State group's cyber capabilities are not as menacing as some had feared.

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FTC releases online tools to cope with identity theft

The Federal Trade Commission made major renovations to its IdentityTheft.gov website, hoping to help victims recover more quickly.

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No BYOD for Census workers

The Census Bureau has decided against letting enumerators use their own mobile devices for the 2020 count.

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GAO report highlights Einstein shortcomings

The Department of Homeland Security's Einstein program has built in limitations that prevent it from detecting previously unknown attack vectors, according to a watchdog report.

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Army cyber chief: Invest in Internet of Things research

"People are connecting stuff to the Internet that we never thought would be connected," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of Army Cyber Command.

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Fear of lost privacy costs lives

A former CTO for the Veterans Affairs Department argues for the embrace of electronic health records.

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