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How OPM breach victims can fight back

Credit monitoring and credit freezes are recommended, as is providing false information for security questions on social media, banking and other websites.

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Another lawsuit for OPM, Ashley Madison's government customers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers Eric Duoss (left) and Tom Wilson use an additive manufacturing process called direct ink writing to develop an engineered “foam” cushion. Photo by George Kitrinos/LLNL

Creating the next-generation manufacturing world

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is teaming with Autodesk to research advanced applications for 3D printing.

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IG warns Labor on information security

Among other problems, the department had a history of failing to switch off access privileges for former employees.

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GCN award winners announced, and State issues cell phone and IT solicitations

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ICANN handoff officially delayed

It will be at least another year before Internet domain naming and addressing functions are handed off to a global, multi-stakeholder body.

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The root causes of government IT insecurity

In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.

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Leaky data integration costs billions

A new study says bad data integration results in $342 billion in lost health care benefits every year.

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Bigger IRS breach, institutionalizing PIF, and FAA drones and glitches

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A virtual community of cyber talent

Organizers of CyberCompEX are aiming to have 1,000 online registrants by year's end.

DHS creates new cyber panel, NASA funds disruptive tech, GitHub goes GWAC

News and notes from around the federal IT community.