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Pentagon’s Digital Guru Chris Lynch to Depart

DOD office instrumental in the JEDI cloud competition is getting a new director this month.

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FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town

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The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

IRS’ Outdated App Security Leaves Taxpayers at Risk of Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

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The agency is updating identity verification controls for its suite of web applications, but the effort won’t be wrapped up until 2023.

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Progress Is Finally Being Made on Security Clearance Backlog

Improvements to processing times are still needed.

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SEC Pulls On-Ramp For $2.5 Billion IT Contract

The agency is reworking the on-ramp solicitation for its massive enterprise IT vehicle, which, if officials aren’t careful, could take down the entire contract.

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Speed: The Most Essential Concept in Cyber

Speed defines both the success of the defender and the attacker.

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Government Workforce Management—Overdue for an Overhaul

Agencies are handicapped by outdated management rules—it isn’t a worker problem, it’s a system problem.

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Top Cyber Diplomat Says U.S. Needs Allies’ Help to Punish Cyberattacks

Creating a unified international response around online attacks will help “establish the legitimacy” of norms for cyberspace, says Rob Strayer.

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Cyber Officials Swear They Aren't the Enemy

Federal cyber officials want to help agencies build more secure health care systems, not just say no.

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When a Country Bans Social Media

Sri Lanka’s ban on social media forces a question nobody wants to ask: What if a global media network is impossible?

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Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Announces Second Class

The second class will be open to all feds, not just those who do not work in IT.

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Acting Defense Secretary Appoints New Digital Service Director

Chris Lynch and his hoodie are leaving the Pentagon.

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How to Build a Better Password Than ‘123456’

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre offers simple advice for people and organizations for more secure options.

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