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Could critical infrastructure designation make state election systems less safe?

Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."

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Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.

R. David Edelman - White House technology adviser

US and EU seek to bridge data privacy gaps

The U.S. and the European Union have spent years trying to come to agreement over questions of privacy, security and commerce in cyberspace -- and challenges remain.

GSA, Dun & Bradstreet agree on wider DUNS use

New deal gives agencies wider use of procurement data keyed to DUNS numbers.

Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

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Candidates trade barbs on cybersecurity

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over whether Russia was behind a recent spate of cyberattacks on U.S. targets.

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The challenge of liability protection for cyberthreat sharing

The federal government is increasingly seeking partnerships with industry to share threat data and combat cyberattacks, but agencies differ on what liability protections to offer the private sector.

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The true source of innovation in federal IT

Seville Government Consulting's Jaime Gracia argues that to solve its technology challenges, the government should turn to the small-business community.

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Blockchain gains congressional support

Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions.

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Cyber advice for Hill staffers

Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.

FCW @ 30 GPS

The opening up of GPS

In May 2000, President Bill Clinton authorized the removal of a security feature from the Global Positioning System -- a decision that opened the doors to accurate geospatial data for thousands of government and consumer applications.

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CIA commits to the cloud

The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud.

FCW in Print

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

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