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OMB readies next phase of cyber sprint plan

The follow-on to the cyber sprint that came after the OPM hack might mandate that, by the end of fiscal 2016, all agencies use Internet service providers signed onto Einstein 3A.


The unpleasant outlook for FY16 funding

Congress is back, but will it matter? Just look at the obstacles looming over agency budgets.

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The tricky relationship between agencies and startups

Eastern Foundry works to train the leaders of new companies and help them connect with federal agencies, but it's an often rocky road.

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Full dollar cost of OPM breach still a giant unknown

When you add up credit monitoring costs and cybersecurity spending, fallout from the OPM breach could potentially rocket past $1 billion. How much will be well spent? And what unknown costs are lurking?

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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Clearing a federal path for small IT firms

GSA is reviewing the two-year minimum corporate experience requirement for its Schedule 70 IT GWAC.

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IRS watchdog, CTO at odds over testing ACA-linked systems

An oversight report reveals conflicting visions of testing IRS systems that generate tax information under the 2010 health care law.

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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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Halvorsen wants to change economics of cyberspace

The Defense Department CIO wants the private sector’s help in making it more costly for hackers to do harm -- and cheaper for the Pentagon to stop them.

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Email privacy bill could move in the fall

Prospects are brighter for quick Senate committee action on an email privacy measure than for floor consideration of a broader information-sharing bill.

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DOD’s chasm between what's needed and what's possible

DOD acquisition chief Frank Kendall sees a wide gap "between our national security needs and how we meet those needs."

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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