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The disappearance of TaxmanKeith

Reddit's favorite 'IRS Employee' has deleted his account. His case demonstrates a demand for social media engagement that IRS policy isn't prepared to meet.

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Cloud brokers, the sequel

The broker definition continues to evolve as new roles emerge and cloud deployments become more complex.

Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

NSA chief wary of proxies

Adm. Michael Rogers says nation-states might increasingly turn to surrogates to conduct cyberattacks.

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Pentagon frets over China's cyber capabilities

The annual report to Congress comes not long after the Chinese defense ministry objected to what it said was the offensive nature of the Pentagon's cyber strategy.

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Outside techies clean up at Hackathon

Before teams from academia and the private sector could build apps and searchable databases at GSA's Hackathon, they had to do some housecleaning.

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Senators question Thrift Savings Plan's security

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee want to know more about TSP's cybersecurity.

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HealthCare.gov flaws, DARPA drones, OSTP prizes and the Datanauts' debut

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Why insider threats keep succeeding

Outdated security models rarely address insider threats, argues John Sellers, and perimeter defense and background checks are not going to keep attackers out.

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NSA surveillance and an HHS nomination

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 ways to turn big data into better government

USDS's Mina Hsiang says big data offers simple solutions to the vast majority of customer complaints.

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FAA partners with 3 companies to test real-world UAS uses

Agency also unveils the B4UFLY app, which is designed to help novice users fly their drones safely and legally.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Guard, Reserve are X factors in cyber plans

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants the National Guard and Reserve to play a crucial role in building out the Pentagon's cyber force.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.