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The U.S. Census Bureau awarded General Dynamics Information Technology a $430 million contract to support the 2020 Census Questionnaire Assistance program. […]

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The NIST Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity should prioritize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, and creating norms and deterrence strategies, according to officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.






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As the Internet of Things becomes increasingly prevalent, the government will play an important role in enabling and regulating how the industry will develop, according to panelists at a National Telecommunications and Information Administration workshop. They listed a number of areas in which that advice can take shape.






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Government employees who attended the hacking conventions of the past had a pretty hard time remaining unnoticed, as many hosted “Spot the Fed” games that rewarded attendees for outing Federal employees. Today’s hacking conventions, like Black Hat and Defcon that took place earlier this month, are creating a much more collaborative environment.






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The Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing asks participants to create a computer that can learn from data and remember information while using the same amount of energy as a human brain. The challenge is a collaboration among several agencies including the National Institute of Science and Technology, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and members of the Intelligence Community.






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IoT

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently published a basic model aimed at helping researchers better understand the Internet of Things (IoT).






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