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  • LinkedIn profile image: DJ Patil.

    Why open data needs a mission

    DJ Patil, the Obama administration's top data scientist, believes open data has the power to help reveal and remediate social problems, but the data doesn't mean much without a mission behind it. 11/04/2016

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    IOC just a first step for Cyber Mission Force

    The 133 Cyber Mission Force teams called for in DOD's Cyber Strategy have reached initial operating capability, but the U.S. military is still a long way from being able to dominate the cyber domain. 11/04/2016

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    FBI warns of continuing botnet strikes

    FBI cautioned private industry that the immense DDOS attack that brought down internet services across a wide swath of the U.S. in October will persist. 11/04/2016

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    SSA looks for cyber risk help

    The Social Security Administration holds highly sensitive data on nearly all Americans and is looking for ideas on how to keep it safe. 11/04/2016

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    What the next president needs to do on cyber

    No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure. 11/04/2016

  • White House opens Code.gov repository

    The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy. 11/03/2016

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    Army CyberCom looks to boost training

    The new head of the Army Cyber Command says the command has made significant progress in recent years, but needs to focus on identifying and recruiting new talent and making training programs more realistic for cyber forces. 11/03/2016

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    Halvorsen: Push to ditch CAC cards is moving apace

    DOD CIO says a range of U.S. allies have agreed to pursue a "single identity standard," and that Common Access Cards will not be that solution. 11/03/2016

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    DHS still waiting on NPPD reorg

    It's Critical Infrastructure Month, but DHS cybersecurity officials are wondering about the status of the agency's plan to integrate its cybersecurity division with its infrastructure protection duties. 11/03/2016

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    White House makes final push to streamline federal hiring

    The directors of OMB and OPM sent a memo to federal agencies with three objectives for improving their hiring processes. 11/03/2016

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    DOD, DHS chart paths to acquisition innovation

    DOD and DHS are both trying to tap into the best the tech sector has to offer, and each agency has new and experimental contracting mechanisms that are showing signs of short-circuiting existing procedures. 11/02/2016

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    ID protection to expire for more than 100,000 OPM hack victims

    About 100,000 to 150,000 feds whose sensitive information was stolen in the OPM hack will have to re-enroll if they want to retain the compensatory identity protection coverage offered by OPM after Dec. 1. 11/02/2016

  • Thad Allen, former Coast Guard commandant

    DHS faces a sea change

    Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said DHS must make structural changes so it can improve the way it develops and buys technology. 11/02/2016

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    FirstNet to miss contract award deadline

    The planned nationwide public safety broadband network won't meet its previously announced November contract award date, but leaders say they are making progress on evaluating proposals. 11/01/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by a-image): Internet of Things (IoT) concept icon.

    Regulators mull what IOT means for spectrum

    Federal officials cautioned of the dangers of hampering innovation with restrictive spectrum allocation. 11/01/2016

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