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  • Shutterstock image (by fotogestoeber): virus infection spreading out in a network.

    DOD wants tools to support cyberstrategy

    In June or July, the Defense Department's Rapid Reaction Technology Office plans to host a pitch session with firms capable of providing a suite of sophisticated IT security capabilities. 04/04/2016

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    Electronic passport required for visa program

    DHS has added biometric identification requirements to Visa Waiver Program restrictions. 04/04/2016

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    Nuclear Security Summit addresses cyberthreats

    President Obama used the global stage of the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss cooperation among more than 50 other countries in protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks. 04/04/2016

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    GSA retires legacy accounting IT

    GSA decommissioned its old back-office financial system as its tiered IT modernization effort continues and shared services advance. 04/04/2016

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    State Department's database vulnerabilities are nothing new

    The Consular Consolidated Database has endured IT glitches in the past, and a former U.S. official tells FCW that the system's architecture remains vulnerable to hacking. 04/01/2016

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    Army looks to the 'micro cloud' for cyber defense

    The Army 'cyber challenge,' administered through the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley outpost, asks tech firms to help develop the service’s cloud infrastructure. 04/01/2016

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    DOD unveils manufacturing center at MIT

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the advanced materials hub will be a boon for the Defense Department's application of new wearable technologies and other gadgets. 04/01/2016

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    FAA tweaks drone registration

    The FAA is making life a little easier for federal and commercial domestic drone operators by opening its new online registration site and doubling the authorized operating altitude. 04/01/2016

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    NIST pledges 'global acceptability' in crypto standards

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to reassert its credibility as a trusted technical agency when it comes to cryptographic standards, almost three years after Edward Snowden's disclosures. 04/01/2016

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    Why feds need to talk to industry about cyber

    In the age of increased risk, agency executives say, feds and industry must communicate to design workable incident response and risk management schemes. 04/01/2016

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    Why data privacy is up to developers

    Many users lack the tools, knowledge or inclination to control the flow of their data through the Internet of Things, which means developers are responsible for keeping data safe. 03/31/2016

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    Watchdog: TSA needs to improve IT controls

    An Inspector General audit identified three IT controls deficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, which potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the agency’s financial and operational data. 03/31/2016

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    U.S.-China still at odds on cybersecurity issues

    President Barack Obama said he will continue to discuss matters of cybersecurity with the Chinese president on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit. Some U.S. lawmakers and experts think he should be doing more. 03/31/2016

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    Army releases long-term networking plan

    The 2025-2040 plan calls for attention to dynamic computing; more quickly distilling data into actionable information; human cognitive enhancement; robotics and autonomy; and cybersecurity. 03/31/2016

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    House speaker criticizes IRS cybersecurity

    A blog post from Paul Ryan's office blasts the IRS for not fixing its cybersecurity vulnerabilities before tax season. 03/31/2016

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