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OMB cyber group meeting with a dozen agencies on steps to improve security

New oversight program targets slow progress on two-factor authentication and other cybersecurity practices.

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Syrian hackers say they knocked army.mil offline

The Pentagon acknowledged the hack, but did not confirm the attacker.

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Pentagon working on federated app store

To save money and time, Defense Department officials are moving gradually toward a shared catalog of approved mobile applications.

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Study: Cybersecurity, cloud adoption lagging

The Professional Services Council's CIO and CISO survey also highlighted worries over an aging IT workforce.

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Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.

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OPM records the 'Holy Grail' of counter-intelligence

'Very old systems' and a lot of valuable, unencrypted data left millions vulnerable, despite the application of interior and perimeter defenses.

NASA picks 9 tools to scope out icy moon – and maybe alien life

Europa, frozen moon of Jupiter, might hold vast oceans and even life. NASA has OK'd a fleet of instruments aimed at exposing her secrets.

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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

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Security experts: OPM breach shows Einstein isn't enough

Post-mortems on the OPM hack show that former officials agree on one thing: that Einstein 3 and CDM, cornerstones of federal civilian cyber defense, need to be enhanced.

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CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

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Mobile app criteria, new Snowden revelations and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DISA redoing content delivery

The Defense Information Systems Agency is exploring the next version of its Global Content Delivery Service.