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 2021-08-02 19:40 

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How FAA's Latest Challenge Looped in Data Newbies...

In addition to creating new visualizations about national airspace, the agency encouraged employees who don't work with data or in IT to give its tools a spin....

 2021-08-02 16:00 

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What Is Section 230? An Expert on Internet Law and Regulation Explains the Legislation that Paved the Way for Facebook, Google and Twitter...

The 1996 law passed while the internet was still embryonic and downright terrifying to some lawmakers for what it could unleash....

 2021-08-02 15:25 

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Government Employees' Online Personal Info Presents Unmitigated Risk Vector...

Today, 1 in 15 government workers is exposed to social engineering attacks....

 2021-08-02 13:00 

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4 Ways that Volunteering Can Be Good for You...

Volunteering, especially when it's done on a regular basis, can help you make new acquaintances....

 2021-07-30 22:00 

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Big Tech Has a Vaccine Misinformation Problem Here's What a Social Media Expert Recommends...

Individuals and groups that spread medical misinformation are well organized to exploit the weaknesses of the engagement-driven ecosystems on social media platforms....

 2021-07-30 20:32 

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CISA Offers Vulnerability Disclosure Platform for Civilian Agencies...

The platform will provide triage and administrative services while allowing CISA to monitor agencies' progress resolving reports from security researchers....

 2021-07-30 20:00 

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Your Phone's Dark Mode May Not Actually Save Much Battery Power...

But that doesn't mean the feature can't be helpful....

 2021-07-30 19:14 

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TMF Board Still Accepting Governmentwide Cyber Proposals...

Agencies have submitted more projects since a huge infusion of cash and a relaxing of the payback model....

 2021-07-30 17:17 

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NSA to National Security Employees: Avoid Working on Public Wi-Fi...

The agency offered best practices for remote work using wireless technologies....

 2021-07-30 16:00 

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Algorithm Could Improve How Self-Driving Cars Take on Narrow Streets...

This kind of exchange requires drivers—human or machine—to make decisions based on largely unwritten rules of the road, researchers said....

 2021-07-30 15:00 

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Fixing the Fractured Federal Approach to Cybersecurity...

It's time for a centralized cybersecurity-focused agency....

 2021-07-30 13:45 

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Wildfires Are So Dangerous Now that the National Guard Prepares for Them Like Hurricanes...

For West Coast units, there's no wildfire season anymore. 'It's really a fire year now,' top general says....

 2021-07-30 02:07 

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Biden Announces Vaccine-or-Masks Mandate for Feds, Some Contractors...

Federal employees will have a choice: get vaccinated, or wear masks when indoors at federal facilities and subject themselves to regular COVID-19 testing....

 2021-07-29 20:13 

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Wanted: Accountability for Addressing the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Challenge...

Even when some agencies succeed at bringing talent in, they aren't able to hold on to it for long....

 2021-07-29 18:11 

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How AI Is Revealing the Secrets of Iran's Nascent Centrifuge Factory...

Satellites can't directly observe the underground facility, but analysis of its surroundings yields a progress report....

 2021-07-29 17:46 

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Navy Awards $85 Million Contract for Software and Cloud Support...

SAIC will work on pushing the Joint Expeditionary Command and Control family of systems toward JADC2 integration goals....

 2021-07-29 16:07 

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GSA Gives Final Deadline for Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity ID...

The agency also confirmed that all current SAM registrants should have already been assigned their new identifier....

 2021-07-29 15:00 

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Federal Push for Omnichannel Experiences to Deliver Modern Public Service...

An omnichannel experience is more than plugging texts, email or video communications into a program....

 2021-07-29 14:15 

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Survey: Pandemic Has Left Public Sector IT Exposed...

The single largest risk factor reported by respondents is the influx in remote work....

 2021-07-29 14:00 

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The Most Targeted Vulnerability of the Year Was First Identified in 2017...

In a joint advisory, international cybersecurity officials say failure to patch years-old vulnerabilities makes attributing cyberattacks more difficult....

 2021-07-29 13:00 

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Health Apps Track Vital Health Stats for Millions of People, but Doctors Aren't Using the Data Here's How It Could Reduce Costs and Patient Outcomes...

Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time....

 2021-07-28 22:00 

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What Is a Breakthrough Infection? 6 Questions Answered about Catching COVID-19...

Vaccines don't ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk....

 2021-07-28 20:00 

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OMB Reinstitutes Mask Mandate in 'High Transmission' Regions, Including D.C....

The return of masking requirements at federal facilities comes amid concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant....

 2021-07-28 19:30 

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Agencies Are Making 'Uneven' Progress Meeting Evidence Act Mandates, GAO Says...

Many federal managers reported having the necessary staff, skills and tools to collect and analyze performance data, but the results varied widely across government....

 2021-07-28 18:00 

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One A, One D in a Relatively Static FITARA Scorecard...

Eighteen of 24 agencies received the same grade as in the previous FITARA scorecard....

 2021-07-28 16:00 

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How 'Degree Discrimination' Can Affect Feds' Pay...

As long as the majority of federal positions require degrees, opening up opportunities to pursue higher education will be key to creating a more diverse workforce....

 2021-07-28 15:00 

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Military Robots Dig into New Underground Environments...

Only a few organic creatures specifically designed for that environment are able to do it well....

 2021-07-28 13:00 

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White House Asks CISA, NIST to Set Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure Operators...

The initiative will not result in mandatory measures for the private sector, but the administration hopes to signal its commitment to cybersecurity and maybe get a little help from Congress on that front....

 2021-07-27 22:00 

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Senate Banking Chair Asks CFPB How It Plans to Address Risks of Chime and Other Banking Apps...

With an estimated 12 million customers, Chime is the largest in its highly competitive subcategory of financial technology companies that serve low- to moderate-income individuals....

 2021-07-27 20:34 

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TSA, Transportation Officials Give Insight into New Cybersecurity Mandates for Pipeline Operators...

Agency leaders expressed a commitment to avoiding duplication of their efforts as lines blur between cyber and physical security....

 2021-07-27 18:44 

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Lawmakers Want DOD to Explore Tech's Valley of Death Problem...

A House Armed Services subcommittee is calling for mandates in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act to examine barriers to scaling innovative tech....

 2021-07-27 17:28 

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To Find Cybersecurity Talent, Poach From Other Fields...

Cybersecurity pros are in demand, which means the government will need to think of new sources....

 2021-07-27 16:00 

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Fight for Control Threatens to Destabilize and Fragment the Internet...

International power plays are a threat to a stable, open internet....

 2021-07-27 15:42 

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Survey: Government's Digital Channels Aren't Meeting Needs...

Governments worldwide have a digital survey delivery problem, according to an international survey....

 2021-07-27 14:43 

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House Appropriators Offer $50M for TMF But White House Wants 10 Times That...

The Office of Management and Budget said it's received more than $2 billion in proposals since getting $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan....

 2021-07-27 14:00 

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Young Workers Want Good Communications, Not Perks...

Researchers say more emphasis needs to go toward training leaders and managers on how to be effective communicators and convey respectful communication with their employees....

 2021-07-27 13:00 

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Critical Update: How the Controversial JEDI Contract Changed the Pentagon...

Experts say the doomed contract helped take cloud literacy at the Defense Department to the next level....

 2021-07-26 22:00 

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SOCOM Members Got an All-Star Crash Course in AI...

Over a unique six-week course, participants met virtually with tech leaders to talk about AI's future....

 2021-07-26 20:36 

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DOD Wants Emerging Tech But Acts like An 'Innovation Tourist,' Report Says...

Organizational disconnects between innovation offices and procurement officials makes broad adoption of cutting-edge tech challenging, according to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology....

 2021-07-26 18:40 

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Lawmakers Tell National Archives to Use Tech Modernization Funding to Fix Veterans' Backlog...

Congressional oversight chiefs want the National Archives to apply for funding through the Technology Modernization Fund....

 2021-07-26 18:00 

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How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic...

Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history....

 2021-07-26 17:10 

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EEOC Wants a Quality Check For Its Data and Automation Strategy...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's inspector general wants an independent third party to look over the agency's Digital Process Transformation and Automation strategy....

 2021-07-26 16:00 

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States Weigh Bans on Ransomware Payoffs...

The idea is that this would deter attacks because cybercriminals would know they couldn't get paid....

 2021-07-26 14:40 

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Bill Would Commit Tens of Billions to Modernize National Labs...

Rep. Bill Foster shed light on how the bill fits into a broader Congressional strategy to boost U.S. investments in science and research, and what's to come for the National Lab Caucus....

 2021-07-26 13:26 

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OPM Issues Guidance on Telework, Pay and Travel As Feds Return to Offices...

The 38-page document assists agencies with short- and long-term planning....

 2021-07-23 22:00 

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Why Women Need Male Allies in the Workplace and Why Fighting Everyday Sexism Enriches Men Too...

Women who perceive their male colleagues as allies are more likely to feel included in a workplace....

 2021-07-23 20:58 

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Energy Updates Assessment Tool for Administration's 100-Day Cybersecurity Sprint...

The update comes as lawmakers jostle for jurisdiction over cybersecurity across multiple critical infrastructure sectors with a slew of bills advancing in both chambers of Congress....

 2021-07-23 19:36 

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Coast Guard Deploys COVID-19 Data Visualization Tools to Manage Workforce, Operational Readiness...

The suite of tools is developed and run by big data company Palantir....

 2021-07-23 19:15 

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DOD's Supply Chain Security Should be Strategic Priority, Congressional Task Force Says...

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force released six legislative proposals calling for less dependence on adversaries like China and improved supply chain visibility....

 2021-07-23 16:00 

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Screentime Can Make You Feel Sick Here Are Ways to Manage Cybersickness...

Your devices can trigger symptoms similar to motion sickness....

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