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GSA looks for ideas on using kiosks to collect biometric identity information

Kiosks are like robots that don’t move. They replace people for high-volume, repetitive tasks like checking people in or issuing paperwork. Now the General…

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What’s in the new NIST guidance for encryption, cybersecurity in the quantum era?

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A team at NIST helped keep methane and other greenhouse gases where they belong

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If you thought encryption was complicated now, wait ’til quantum computing

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NIST is asking industry for comments on the next cybersecurity framework

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Now a special security publication for the bulk of most of the data agencies worry about

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White House ‘driving fast’ to issue software security guidance for agencies

Nearly a year after President Joe Biden signed off on an expansive cybersecurity executive order, officials are grappling with the difficult task of taking…

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Unions want VA to educate employees on pandemic resources

In today’s Federal Newscast, five unions say VA should immediately develop a joint COVID-19 training task force to design education courses for employees.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 10, 2009) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ryan Allshouse uses the intrusion detection system to monitor unclassified network activity from the automated data processing workspace aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). IDS is part of the integrated shipboard network system and serves as an important computer network defense enabler protecting the unclassified shipboard network from cyber attack.  (U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt/Released)

Navy plans to become ‘cyber ready’ by ditching compliance-obsessed ATO processes

The Navy Department’s top IT official says current cyber approval processes create strange incentives that degrade systems’ security instead of improving it.

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