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Whistleblower worries, FEMA's personnel data and DARPA's cyber competition

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How US-CERT gets the word out

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team collaborates with other federal agencies and industry to quickly disseminate cyberthreat alerts.

Kris van Riper is a managing director at CEB and Dylan Moses is a research analyst at CEB.

Boosting employees’ security awareness

By designing security training tailored to employees’ behavior, agencies can quickly reduce risk -- and save time and money

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OPM: 21.5M impacted by background-check breach

Agency details results of an "interagency forensic investigation," plans for assisting affected individuals.

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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM director refuses to resign amid new hack revelations

Officials detailed the timing of the two breaches and confirmed that they were executed by the same "actor."

Brookhaven National Laboratory

DOE's new data-management tool aims to tame LHC data

Dubbed Big PanDA, Brookhaven National Laboratory's workload management system seeks to maximize Department of Energy supercomputer resources.

Terry Halvorsen

DHS funding, election-season API, spectrum sharing and 'secure enough' mobility

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Fixing FISMA, blaming … someone, and another lawsuit

Lawmakers wrestled with the regulatory shortcomings that helped allow the OPM breach to happen as they continued the search for someone to blame. Employee unions, on the other hand, know whom they're blaming.

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Pentagon's Silicon Valley unit gets $1.75M for fiscal 2015

The outreach facility will get another $5 million for the next four years.

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MSPB suffers IT failure, says hack is not to blame

Merit Systems Protection Board data from as far back as November 2014 could be missing.

While Clinton ran private email system, State got high marks for managing records

When assessing records management, it all depends on who you ask.

The 2015 Federal 100

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