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DISA releases cloud access point guidance

The Cloud Connection Process Guide incorporates feedback from recent DOD cloud pilots and describes the process of registering defense agencies' cloud usage.

Why the State Department is adopting responsive design

State officials are redesigning and consolidating the websites for its foreign missions to streamline content management and better accommodate mobile users.

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Congress wants answers on Juniper breach

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking leaders of major federal agencies to produce any evidence that they used the compromised Juniper products.

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Ben Carson calls for a moon shot in cyberspace

The Republican presidential hopeful wants to create a National Cyber Security Administration to focus on cyberthreats.


Wanted: agile robots

NIST is looking for new agility in robotic design, including smart manufacturing techniques and component interoperability.

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Industry group seeks revamp for FedRAMP

FedRAMP, according to some cloud service providers, is too expensive and time consuming.

Why the $300 million software project needs to go extinct

Private-sector innovation could send massive, failure-prone projects the way of the dinosaur if federal agencies are willing and able to seize the opportunity, says one leading CIO.

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Justice seeking access to encrypted communications

Law enforcement agencies remain concerned that strong encryption of everyday electronic communications is hampering criminal investigations and prosecutions, a top Justice official said.

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Army to test crucial software tools

The new tools will help soldiers configure and defend the global Warfighter Information Network-Tactical.

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Nuclear response teams get a lighter load

The federal agency that responds to radiological incidents around the country doesn't have as much communications gear to lug around these days.


New contracting rule targets confidentiality agreements

A proposed change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would eliminate confidentialy agreements that could potentially stifle whistleblowers.

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ACT-IAC survey offers new cybersecurity ideas

The organization has gathered 200 ideas on securing government networks and managing cybersecurity policy and operations.

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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