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White House official: Cyberthreats continue to multiply

A senior homeland security adviser said cyberthreats are figuring more prominently in the president's daily security briefing.

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USGS expands sensor network to track monster hurricane

The USGS is building out a sensor network in states where Hurricane Matthew is expected to have its biggest impact, to help weather and emergency officials monitor the storm's vital signs in real time.

Beth Killoran, HHS CIO

HHS hones in on IT priorities

In the waning days of the administration, HHS continues to focus on four key goals.

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Army cyber advances in the face of policy challenges

The Army Cyber Command has seen substantial growth in the past three years, including launching 42 cyber mission teams, but it still faces policy limitations on deploying and using cyber capabilities.

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How mobile solutions can drive citizen engagement for government

With well thought-out design, useful analytics, and a truly custom experience for end users, citizen experience can be improved dramatically.

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Pentagon advisory board rolls out innovation plan

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board says bureaucratic and other barriers prevent the spread of existing innovation across the military.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Officials: DOD must adapt to multi-domain warfare model

Top officials and generals argue the era of AirLand warfare is over and DOD needs to focus on a multi-domain approach that incorporates cyber, electronic warfare and other technological changes.

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Report: Yahoo customized surveillance software for NSA

A Reuters report says Yahoo facilitated the federal surveillance of live, bulk email traffic.

Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

Air Force cybersecurity campaign takes off

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender announced a yearlong cybersecurity awareness push and the creation of a chief information security office.

Jeh Johnson

More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

Gen. Robert B. Abrams

General: Cyber capabilities exceed authorities

The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command said the Army is making progress in developing cyber capabilities, but the authority to use some of them is lagging.

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Cybersecurity spending not at risk in election

A new study says DHS is likely to get money to continue cybersecurity programs, no matter who winds up in the White House, because the threat is too big to ignore.

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In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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