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John Kerry

Kerry seeks talent boost from Silicon Valley

Secretary of State John Kerry called on the technology industry for help with staffing and ideas for the agency's Global Engagement Center.

Gregory Touhill

New federal CISO is in it for the long haul

U.S. Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill said he doesn't plan on going anywhere come January and is moving to improve federal cybersecurity awareness and coordination.

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HHS explains intersection of cloud and HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for how stewards of sensitive health data should approach cloud technology.

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IG: USDA lacks internal controls on classified information

An inspector general audit revealed that the Agriculture Department does not have adequate internal controls to prevent incorrectly categorizing or improperly releasing classified information.

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GAO wants better payroll data from OPM

The Office of Personnel Management's payroll and workforce data is unreliable and needs to be made more available for use by other agencies, according to a government watchdog.

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Senators want FCC inquiry into Stingray use

Several Democratic senators sent a letter asking the FCC to determine whether law enforcement agencies' use of cell-site simulators is disrupting regular phone service.

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OFPP releases category management draft proposal

A draft circular would institutionalize category management practices as standard operating procedure for federal procurement.

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DHS, ODNI blame Russia for election-season hacks

In a joint statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security attributed several high-profile hacks on political targets to Russia.

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Air Force has biggest cloud contract in 2016

The Air Force, Justice Department, Agriculture Department and DHS led the way on cloud contracting in fiscal 2016, according to a Deltek analysis.

soldiers using mobile device

RCO speeds through startup phase

The Army’s new Rapid Capabilities Office fast-tracks its own startup as it seeks to close technological gaps on the modern battlefield.

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White House official: Cyberthreats continue to multiply

A senior homeland security adviser said cyberthreats are figuring more prominently in the president's daily security briefing.

Hurricane Matthew

USGS expands sensor network to track monster hurricane

The USGS is building out a sensor network in states where Hurricane Matthew is expected to have its biggest impact, to help weather and emergency officials monitor the storm's vital signs in real time.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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