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  • Cybersecurity
    Vikram Phatak

    NSS Labs CEO: U.S. has unilaterally disarmed in cyberspace

    In a recent interview, NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak discussed a range of topics, including Apple vs. FBI and the lack of operational experience among U.S. government hackers. 03/11/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    How USCIS consolidates immigration data

    The agency in charge of processing immigrant visa and naturalization petitions, asylum and refugee applications has a data query service that rounds up data from across DHS. 03/11/2016

  • Regulation
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    FCC chief wants to expand privacy rules for broadband

    The FCC circulated a new proposal March 10 that outlines Commissioner Tom Wheeler's plan to address what information Internet Service Providers can collect and share about their customers. 03/11/2016

  • Opinion
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    CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

    The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era. 03/11/2016

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    The People's House looks to the cloud

    The House's Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is seeking information and guidance on migrating its public websites to the cloud. 03/10/2016

  • Data
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    Why the National Archives needs punch-card readers

    The Archives faces a rising tide of data, and a need to preserve authenticity means it also needs outdated machines to read the data. 03/10/2016

  • Congress
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)

    Senator wants VA to stop using SSNs

    After a data leak involving Veteran information, a Wisconsin senator wants the agency to stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers. 03/10/2016

  • Telecom
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    FirstNet contract on track for November award

    The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target. 03/10/2016

  • Defense
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    Air Force looks for data help from DIUX

    Representatives of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley office will soon reach out to tech firms that specialize in data visualization. 03/10/2016

  • Congress
    Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

    Senate encryption bill expected next week

    The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week. 03/10/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

    President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline. 03/10/2016

  • Software
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    White House wants more sharable, reusable code

    Federal CIO Tony Scott is pushing out a plan to allow custom code developed by or for the government to be shared across agencies, and in some cases released to the public. 03/10/2016

  • Homeland Security
    data door

    DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

    Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies. 03/09/2016

  • Drones
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    Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

    A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically. 03/09/2016

  • Acquisition
    National Security Agency

    NSA overhaul includes acquisition

    "We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies," many of which are unfamiliar with federal acquisition regulations, said Jennifer Walsmith, NSA's senior acquisition executive. 03/09/2016

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