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  • Defense
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    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

  • Digital Gov
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    Electronic passport required for visa program

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

  • Cybersecurity
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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

  • Legacy IT
    Shared financial management

    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

  • Comment
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    Extending the life of legacy IT

    When there’s no money to replace aging systems, cloud-based unified communications can offer agencies a critical bridge. 04/04/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    photo of US passport

    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

  • Millennium Challenge Corporation

    Millennium Challenge Corporation lands new CIO

    Vince Groh, deputy CIO with the Peace Corps, will take the IT reins at MCC. 04/01/2016

  • Defense
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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

  • Defense
    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

    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

  • Drones
    FAA

    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

  • Cryptography
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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

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image (by deepadesigns): protection concept, shield icon.

    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

  • Privacy
    Shutterstock image: internet of things, connectivity.

    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

  • Oversight
    TSA airport screener

    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

  • Cybersecurity
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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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