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NIST to convene tech community to explore voting technology, direct digital manufacturing cybersecurity

In a Jan. 21 press release, NIST announced plans for a symposium on the future of voting systems and a meeting on the cybersecurity challenges facing new manufacturing technologies.

U.S. Digital Service seeking a few IT professionals, designers and project managers to join

The White House-led U.S. Digital Service is seeking to swell its ranks with more IT professionals, designers and project managers, said Mikey Dickerson, USDS administrator and federal deputy chief information officer.

Cybersecurity legislation needed for better public-private info sharing, says JCS's Dempsey

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said that cyber weaknesses in the private sector such as in civilian infrastructure and businesses are a serious threat to national security. And since the U.S. military depends on commercial networks, its defenses are still vulnerable.

 

US-UK digital partnership strengthens

The United States and the United Kingdom are strengthening their digital partnership with plans to work more closely on delivering digital services, expanding open government efforts and increasing information technology training and Internet access.

Spotlight: Obama urges Congress to act on cyber legislation in SOTU

President Barack Obama urged legislators to act on cybersecurity legislation during his Jan. 20 State of the Union address. 

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