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Army: Partnerships essential to meet future cyberthreats

For the Army to meet the cyberthreats of the future, it must forge deeper partnerships with industry and academia today.

Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Critical infrastructure designation for voting goes too far, says state official

Louisiana's secretary of state says possible DHS protection of state election systems, even in the wake of hacks, would be "overreach" by the federal government.

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Why contract language matters with cloud

GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements.

General Frost

Army wants cyber capability everywhere

The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

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IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved.

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Cloud approval can cost over $2 million

Cost estimates for FedRAMP authorization aren't simple to calculate, but on average it runs about $2.25 million, according to GSA.

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GAO finds holes in ACA data verification

The Government Accountability Office managed to push bogus applications past Affordable Care Act data verification requirements to get approval for health insurance coverage.

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GSA retools Schedule 70 for cyber

Government technology purchasers using GSA's Schedule 70 have new options for acquiring cybersecurity services.

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GAO warns Census IT efforts are lagging

The Census Bureau may miss targets on a major IT modernization plan ahead of the 2020 population count, according to a GAO report.

Gregory Touhill

New CISO faces tough sprint

Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months.

John Brennan

Two more arrests in hack of CIA's Brennan

Federal authorities have arrested two more alleged members of a hacker group that targeted senior U.S. intelligence and security officials and publicly posted personal information on FBI and DHS employees.

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