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Agencies don't know where attacks are coming from

A risk report being produced under the cybersecurity executive order suggests that agencies need to get a better handle on where attacks are originating.

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Lawmakers grill IRS on management, IT security

Lawmakers expressed frustration with the tax agency's failures to implement oversight recommendations for workforce management, IT security and legacy systems, as well as its handling of the recent Equifax contract.

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Kaspersky: pirated software led to NSA contractor breach

The embattled cyber vendor claims an NSA contractor breach can be traced to a pirated version of Microsoft Word.

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Can agencies seize the moment for modernization?

There is "incredible alignment" in support of IT modernization, officials say, but better planning is needed to take full advantage.

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Can DOD overcome its 'data hoarding' problem?

A senior Pentagon tech official said that when it comes to data protection, the Defense Department and other organizations must learn how to harness their data if they want to stay secure.

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White House official fires back at McCain over cyber hearing 'stunt'

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for marking a White House no-show at a hearing with an empty chair.

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Army streamlines adapt-and-buy approach

Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the formation has to shed the "thinking of old" and think outside of the procurement process if it wants to be cyber-battle ready.

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DHS plan to collect immigrants' social media gets roasted in the comments

A proposal to update information collection on legal immigrants and naturalized citizens to include social media details is roundly criticized by privacy and immigrant advocates.

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White House sketches plans to staff its modernization efforts

A new solicitation sets the stage for a new advisory structure to help the Office of American Innovation modernize federal IT.

U.S. critical infrastructure under persistent attack, US-CERT says

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned of ongoing attacks targeting agency networks and infrastructure providers in aviation, energy, nuclear and water.

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Gowdy: White House deleted text, social media apps from official phones

White House staff no longer have text or social media messaging apps on their official phones because of records management headaches, according to a letter from a key House overseer.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against VA for sole source EHR

Health technology firm CliniComp says it will appeal a dismissal of its lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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