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  • Digital Gov
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    3 in 10 agency websites miss OMB deadline to migrate to HTTPS

    Although the White House-imposed deadline for government websites to embrace HTTPS has passed, some agencies' conversions remain a work in progress. 01/03/2017

  • Tom Bossert

    Trump taps Bush veteran as homeland security adviser

    Tom Bossert will serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and have a lead role in the Trump administration on cyber policy. 01/03/2017

  • Enterprise IT
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    Buggy software update crashes CBP airport systems

    Stalled Customs and Border Protection international traveler processing systems at major U.S. airports are back online after a four-hour outage on Jan. 2. 01/03/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Search for new VA chief continues

    The Trump transition team has a few key appointments yet to make, including the next chief of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 01/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S. sanctions Russia and releases hacking report

    The Obama administration announced a long-awaited response to Russia's election-related hacking, but many view it as too little too late. 12/30/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Exit Interview: Trevor Rudolph

    The former Office of Management and Budget lead on CyberStat and other civilian agency cybersecurity issues sounds off on Congress, the fabled sprint and the new federal CISO role. 12/26/2016

  • Defense
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    What to make of the NDAA's latest DOD reorgs

    The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act splits the undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics position into two new undersecretary roles -- one focused on acquisition, the other on innovation. What does that mean for the future of defense tech? 12/23/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    How to talk cyber at the holiday table

    Holiday dinner conversations can get heated, and one topic that's been on fire this year is cyber. Here's FCW's holiday guide to how to discuss "the cyber" with family members who are more analog than digital. 12/23/2016

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    Russian 'Methbot' rakes in millions

    Although a recently detected bot platform has a specific, commercial target, it dwarfs other high-profile botnets and breaks disturbingly innovative ground. 12/23/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Lawmakers: Snowden a fabricator, not a whistleblower

    Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who stole and leaked sensitive documents was a disgruntled employee and liar who is in league with Russian intelligence, says a newly declassified House Intelligence Committee report. 12/23/2016

  • Contracting
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    Will Trump and Mulvaney bring back A-76?

    The use of A-76 competitions to let private contractors bid on some work done by federal employees could be set for a resurgence. 12/22/2016

  • Spectrum
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    DARPA wants to go deep on wireless

    New research program would develop underwater, underground communications capabilities using ultra-low frequencies. 12/22/2016

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    DHS to discuss emergency radio jamming threat

    The Science and Technology Directorate announced plans for the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise. 12/22/2016

  • Oversight
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    Carper: Spend money to save money on DHS HQ

    With the construction of the DHS headquarters project only two-thirds funded, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority leader urges Congress not to leave it hanging. 12/22/2016

  • IT Systems
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    DHS moves to dismantle visitor registry program

    The department is issuing rule changes to put the final nail in the coffin of a long-abandoned program targeting countries with active terrorist groups. 12/22/2016

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