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  • 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

  • Records Management
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    Email management deadline looms

    Agencies have until Dec. 31 to manage their email records in electronic format, and abandon antiquated print-to-file methods. Not all of them are going to make it. 12/22/2016

  • Census
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    New advisory committee will assist in 2020 census

    The Census Bureau is establishing a committee of public- and private-sector representatives to make sure plans for the 2020 population count are on track. 12/21/2016

  • Comment
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    How to survive and thrive in the Trump administration

    Advice for career federal executives navigating the awkward "in-between" time of a presidential transition. 12/21/2016

  • Defense
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    Report: Defense firms face more volatility in 2017

    Govini forecasts greater risk and volatility for cyber and IT services firms with DOD contracts that expire in the coming year. 12/21/2016

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers warn against weakening encryption

    A congressional working group studying encryption has concluded that strong encryption is in the national interest, but needs of law enforcement must be accommodated. 12/21/2016

  • Contracting
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    Prison sentence for GSA Advantage fraudster

    A former Defense Department procurement official will serve nearly three years in prison for stealing and reselling millions of dollars of equipment and material obtained through GSA's online shopping and ordering system. 12/21/2016

  • Congress
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    House panel seeks new rules for Stingrays

    Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded. 12/20/2016

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