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Disincentivizing ransomware criminals across the federal government

The threat of ransomware and loss or seizure of data looms large. Mitigating and deterring these threats is the key to ensuring continuity of government…

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AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

CISA looks to tie together public-private partnerships through new cyber planning office

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When ransomware attacks US infrastructure, it’s tricky to know when to return fire

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Cooperation between the corporate and federal sectors still has a long way to go

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State Department seeks largest hiring surge in a decade under Biden budget

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen as national guard members pass by on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021. The House voted to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Let’s face it – Congress has more to chew than it can digest

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(AP Photo/Jenny Kane)FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, a woman types on a keyboard in New York. Following the disclosure of a global cyberespionage campaign that penetrated multiple U.S. government agencies and private organizations, governments and major corporations worldwide are scrambling to see if they, too, were victims. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

‘Don’t fear hackers, hire them.’

The latest ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline has some panicked Americans hoarding gasoline in plastic bags, leaving many to wonder how vulnerable…

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A multi-sector task force has ideas for taking on the threat from ransomware

Ransomware, hackers hijacking systems and demanding big money to release them has become more than a threat for state and local governments, as well as…

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Conflating geospatial data at scale: A better, faster method of achieving mission objectives

Federal agencies are struggling under a deluge of geospatial data, and the ability to conflate it quickly has become a crucial missing requirement.

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