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Lynn Accepts Cyber Award, Says Window for Cyber Action Closing

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn took home top honors among government cybersecurity leaders at a Washington, D.C., IT-award event this week. Lynn, who was recognized for his efforts to defend military and commercial IT infrastructure and his work shepherding through an information- and resource-sharing agreement between the Pentagon and …

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GEOINT Speakers Announced and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community.   GEOINT Speakers Announced The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation recently announced the first keynote speakers for its eighth annual GEOINT Symposium to be held in October in San Antonio. …

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DHS to Unveil Portable DNA Scanner

The Department of Homeland Security will begin testing a portable, rapid DNA scanner this summer, according to a report on Nextgov. The scanner, about the size of a laser printer, will return results in less than an hour and will be used for a host of applications — determining family …

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Kundra Provides Glimpse into Cybersecurity Oversight Program

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra provided the first public glimpse into a classified cybersecurity oversight program, designed to make sure federal agencies are making the proper headway in shoring up the protection of cyber networks. Speaking at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Bethesda, Md., last week, …

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DHS Report: Digital Immigration Records Vulnerable to ‘Insider Threat’

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has made progress securing its cyber networks from potential insider threats. However, gaps in security still remain, including one that could allow malicious insiders to tamper with digital immigration records. A far-reaching security audit of USCIS, undertaken by the Software …

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