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  • 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
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    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
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    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

  • Defense
    LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

    Army releases long-term networking plan

    The 2025-2040 plan calls for attention to dynamic computing; more quickly distilling data into actionable information; human cognitive enhancement; robotics and autonomy; and cybersecurity. 03/31/2016

  • Congress
    tax form and keyboard

    House speaker criticizes IRS cybersecurity

    A blog post from Paul Ryan's office blasts the IRS for not fixing its cybersecurity vulnerabilities before tax season. 03/31/2016

  • Defense

    DOD's single IT service provider seeks to get synchronized

    One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place. 03/31/2016

  • Citizen Service
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    Making social media monitoring matter

    For an agency to be at the top of its social media game, tracking trends is an important part of the strategy. 03/31/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by Lightspring): businessman hanging from a cloud concept image.

    GSA seeks input on cloud services contract

    New government-wide acquisition vehicle would cover “all cloud computing services and cloud computing service-based solutions.” 03/31/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Cyberattack, financial services

    DHS: Over 300 incidents of ransomware on federal networks since June

    Two prominent senators had asked the departments of Justice and Homeland Security about the spread of ransomware, which encrypts a computer user’s data until hackers are paid off, usually in the form of a difficult-to-trace crypto-currency. 03/30/2016

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: black data center with white floors and ceiling.

    IG: DOD behind on data centers

    Consolidating data centers to save money has been a signature initiative of Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen, but the DOD inspector general says the department is lagging. 03/30/2016

  • Data
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    Crowdsourcing the price of everything

    To break away from manual price data collection and get a more granular, useful picture of the American economy, the BLS might look to tech being deployed in the developing world. 03/30/2016

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