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    How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

    To manage the risks and maximize the opportunities, agencies keep five key considerations in mind. 04/14/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: SSA system reboot success depends on backlog

    The Social Security Administration's reboot of a failed $300 million IT system for its disability program is being rolled out gradually, and it's getting good marks so far. 04/14/2017

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    DHS wants help bringing new tech to market

    The department's Science and Technology Directorate wants help commercializing the technology it helps develop. 04/14/2017

  • Critical Read
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    IT insiders tell GAO what works

    As FITARA implementation progresses, a government watchdog convened a group of tech leaders to share lessons learned about acquisition. 04/14/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Shadow Brokers leak trove of NSA hacking tools

    The mysterious Shadow Brokers group has have released a trove of alleged NSA hacking tools including Windows zero-day exploits and tools designed to hack into the global SWIFT banking system. 04/14/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    M2M cyberthreat protocol is ready for prime time

    The second generation of STIX, the structured language for conveying cyberthreat information on a machine-to-machine basis, is nearing completion. 04/14/2017

  • Intelligence
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    CIA director rips Assange, defends foreign surveillance

    In his first public remarks as CIA director, Mike Pompeo defended the work of the agency -- and condemned Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former intel contractor Edward Snowden for undermining the CIA and national security. 04/13/2017

  • Management
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    Trump transition the slowest in decades

    The Trump administration is appointing Senate-confirmed positions, including those critical to national security, at a historically slow pace. 04/13/2017

  • Enterprise Tech
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    Why the Vista sunset is not a big deal

    With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence. 04/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Former intel chiefs fear future election hacks

    Former top CIA and NSA officials say Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election marks the dawn of a new era for information warfare directed against U.S. interests. 04/13/2017

  • Drones
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    FAA rolls out no-drone zones

    The agency released new data detailing drone flight restrictions around airports and military bases and has begun a process that could further restrict private drone use. 04/13/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    Can 911 get with the times?

    While innovative consumer communications apps proliferate, the 911 emergency infrastructure remains stuck in the 20th century. 04/12/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Student cyber teams do battle

    Student cyber teams from the military academies are doing battle with an NSA-led red cell trying to disable their networks in the NSA's annual Cyber Defense Exercise. 04/12/2017

  • Management
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    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans. 04/12/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA mulls cloud-based version of Vista

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is examining the possibility of keeping its Vista health record, but as an outsourced, commercialized cloud-based service. 04/12/2017

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