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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." 09/28/2016

  • GSA, Dun & Bradstreet agree on wider DUNS use

    New deal gives agencies wider use of procurement data keyed to DUNS numbers. 09/28/2016

  • 18 states tap DHS for voting security help

    Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats. 09/27/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by Pavel Ignatov): Alert icon.

    New draft of cyber response plan nearly ready for release

    After months of debate and deliberation, the Department of Homeland Security is putting the final touches on a revised plan that is designed to expand on Presidential Policy Directive 41. 09/27/2016

  • 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. 09/27/2016

  • Shutterstock image. Copyright: Albert H. Teich

    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. 09/27/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by deepadesigns): security concept image displaying an illuminated padlock.

    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. 09/27/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by M DOGAN): Washington DC, Capitol building.

    Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

    A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close. 09/26/2016

  • CIA floor logo

    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. 09/26/2016

  • Bush founds DHS.

    The creation of DHS

    Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism. 09/26/2016

  • 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. 09/26/2016

  • Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas)

    Clinger-Cohen and the end of the Brooks Act

    The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30 hackers

    Hackers storm DOD networks

    In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. 09/26/2016

  • FCW at 30 - IRS

    IRS promises nationwide electronic filing

    The IRS' e-file pilot program in 1986 became a test case for the technology of electronic filing and the information policies governing its uses. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories. 09/26/2016

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