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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

  • DOD's single IT service provider seeks to get synchronized

    One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place. 03/31/2016

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    Making social media monitoring matter

    For an agency to be at the top of its social media game, tracking trends is an important part of the strategy. 03/31/2016

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    GSA seeks input on cloud services contract

    New government-wide acquisition vehicle would cover “all cloud computing services and cloud computing service-based solutions.” 03/31/2016

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    DHS: Over 300 incidents of ransomware on federal networks since June

    Two prominent senators had asked the departments of Justice and Homeland Security about the spread of ransomware, which encrypts a computer user’s data until hackers are paid off, usually in the form of a difficult-to-trace crypto-currency. 03/30/2016

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    IG: DOD behind on data centers

    Consolidating data centers to save money has been a signature initiative of Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen, but the DOD inspector general says the department is lagging. 03/30/2016

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    Crowdsourcing the price of everything

    To break away from manual price data collection and get a more granular, useful picture of the American economy, the BLS might look to tech being deployed in the developing world. 03/30/2016

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    DOD's Work: Automated data can help beat ISIS

    Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work recently returned from Silicon Valley, where he met with an analytics firm that can ingest open-source data and turn it into national security insights. 03/30/2016

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    Agency IT managers welcome FedRAMP changes

    Top federal IT managers and cloud management experts say recent changes to the FedRAMP program could make life easier. 03/30/2016

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    OMB gives mobile the category management treatment

    The draft policy, the third in a set of category management directives, directs agencies to report all mobile service use and pricing data to a central system. 03/29/2016

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    SEC raises the ante on data transparency

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to machine readable data to conduct risk assessment. 03/29/2016

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