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DHS Report Identifies Pressing Cybersecurity Issues

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security has found that malware and phishing attacks continued to grow in 2012, FedScoop reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes DHS’ U.S. computer emergency readiness team cites malware as the main cybersecurity concern with eight percent of users around the world dealing with …

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Dan Doney: New DIA Site Aims to Simplify Tech Acquisition

The Defense Intelligence Agency has introduced an online platform intended to help the agency acquire emerging technology and to bypass red tape involved with procurement Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes the Needipedia site, which launched in November, is designed as a single broad agency announcement meant to …

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Afghan Govt. Urged to Sign U.S. Security Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry and NATO officials have advised the Afghan government to sign a security deal meant to insure the presence of some U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014, Reuters reported Tuesday. Adrian Croft, David Brunnstrom, Justyna Pawlak and Tom Koerkemeier write Kerry said Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, Afghanistan’s defense …

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Chuck Hagel: US On Board With Middle East Partners

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sought to reassure Persian Gulf region allies during his recent Bahrain visit that the U.S. is committed to security in the Middle East, Reuters reported Friday. David Alexander writes Middle East leaders have expressed concern about U.S. response to the civil war in Syria and the …

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Congress Proposes Bills to Promote Federal Mass Transit Use

Separate Senate and House bills have been filed that are meant to promote public transit use and ease parity between mass-transit and parking subsidies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jack Moore writes the federal government plans to reduce traffic congestion and employ environmentally responsible practices by asking federal employees to …

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