• Veterans Affairs
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    VA picks NASA executive for CISO slot

    Senior NASA IT manager Roopangi Kadakia will take over the top IT security job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, FCW has learned. 07/19/2016

  • Digital Gov
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    Is Congress ready for its own internal Data Act?

    An open data bill in the House would require all congressional documents to be published in machine-readable format. 07/19/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS asks industry about cyberthreats to mobility

    The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is tapping industry for clues to the mobile cyberthreat landscape. 07/19/2016

  • Cloud
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    Can 18F's Cloud.gov pass FedRAMP review?

    The Cloud.gov team details its ongoing efforts to secure a provisional authority to operate. 07/18/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Library of Congress wracked by DNS attack

    Sites hosted by the Library of Congress, including Congress.gov, have been down intermittently since a July 17 attack. 07/18/2016

  • Vice Admiral Jan Tighe. Photo courtesy: U.S. Navy

    Tighe takes over naval intel, info warfare

    A highly sensitive Navy post is going to a senior officer who -- unlike her predecessor -- brings an active security clearance. 07/18/2016

  • Defense
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    Watchdog: DOD's infrastructure push needs scope

    The Pentagon's push toward a common IT infrastructure lacks workforce planning and other management details, including a more precise scope, according to a new GAO report. 07/18/2016

  • Telecommunications
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    White House backs $400M push for 5G research

    The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, led by NSF, will sow the seeds for next-generation wireless services in the U.S. by setting up research networks to experiment with applications. 07/18/2016

  • Comment
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    How military strategy can improve cyber response

    Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model. 07/18/2016

  • How to negotiate with a liar

    Deception and half-truths are almost a given in many negotiations, Steve Kelman notes, but there are strategies that can maximize the other party's candor. 07/18/2016

  • Congress
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    Move over, ITMF?

    The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress. 07/15/2016

  • Open Data

    White House pushes agency heads to expand open data

    New guidance issued by two White House offices outlines best practices for agency leaders to open more data, engage with citizens digitally and solicit public feedback. 07/15/2016

  • Social Media
    Michelle Obama on Snapchat

    How Snapchat puts a friendly :) on government

    A handful of agencies are experimenting with the ephemeral photo-sharing service to reach younger audiences, and they’re doling out information with a healthy dose of entertainment and emojis. 07/15/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    New ransomware rips and runs

    A new kind of ransomware deletes computer files rather than decrypt and return them after victims pay up. 07/15/2016

  • Technology

    Justice Department putting smart guns to the test

    The National Institute of Justice is conducting a smart gun technology challenge and asking for feedback on ways such tech could be integrated into federal law enforcement firearms. 07/15/2016