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GAO dings IRS, Secret Service techs-up for pope and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NCSC launches phishing awareness campaign

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is the latest federal agency to target the threat of malicious emails.

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Cable trouble undercuts FCC's huge cloud move

Hardware problems have kept the agency from finishing its long-planned move to the commercial cloud on schedule.

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'Aggressively non-regulatory' NIST offers a cyber helping hand

The director of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory says it can help develop innovative technologies that both industry and agencies can use.

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Demystifying cyber intel, Marines get real, ITI signs Palo Alto and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The password paradox

Federal security pros fear that rank-and-file feds, drowning in passwords, will threaten organizational security by finding workarounds. Is there a better way than login/password combos?

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NASA's next CIO, mobile payment problems and a unified VA website

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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PSC presses GSA for EIS clarifications

A letter from the industry association reiterates questions about cost and structure for critical telecom contract.

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DHS taps UT-San Antonio to craft ISAO standards

The announcement is part of broader efforts to implement the president's February executive order and make better information sharing a reality.

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DOJ adds warrant requirement to Stingray use

A policy memo puts new boundaries on federal law enforcement's use of cell-site interceptors or IMSI catchers.

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Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

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Planning for cyber war in South Dakota

At a Senate field hearing, the message was that tomorrow's talent needs nurturing -- and more scholarship cash -- if America is going to reverse its shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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