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Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically.

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DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies.

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Einstein, cyber workforce priorities for DHS chief

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms.

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GSA seeks manager for Schedule 70 IT contract

The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.

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HHS closes FISMA gaps, but cyber risks remain

The Department of Health and Human Services is improving its cybersecurity posture, but an audit finds room for improvement.

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Navy workforce memo separates cyber from IT

A recent policy memo from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus differentiates the IT and cybersecurity workforces.

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McCaul floats encryption commission to Silicon Valley

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, took a humble tack at RSA, saying that, "most members [of Congress] don’t understand what encryption is."

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Free online initiative trains feds in agile

An online course offered by the Agile Government Leadership network and developed by one of the co-founders of 18F provides feds with hands-on experience running an agile project.

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GAO cites progress and challenges on FDCCI

GAO said agencies have made progress on data center consolidation but lamented that some of them lack savings goals.

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When agile development is change management in disguise

The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.

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Lawmakers seek controls for access to geolocation data

The Department of Justice is resisting calls from some members of Congress to use warrants to access historical geolocation data.

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Visa Waiver Program now includes daily database check

More frequent database checks for Visa Waiver Program applicants is helping to prevent a potential blind spot, CBP's chief said.

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