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Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures.

Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product.

DNC hack shows evolving nation-state threat

The hacks and data exfiltrations against political targets in the U.S., including the Democratic National Committee, illustrate the evolving nation-state cyberthreat, according to the White House's top homeland security advisor.

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Chaffetz wants CyTech to get paid for OPM work

The cyber vendor on the ground when the OPM hack was first discovered has a powerful legislator backing his claims that the government owes him money.

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How the IC can improve acquisitions

Although ODNI Director James Clapper said the intelligence community's acquisition practices are pretty sound, an advisory council lists some areas to work on.

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Chaffetz details where OPM went wrong, warns about future

The House oversight committee's Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) delivered an indictment of OPM's security and the protracted federal procurement process.

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Optimism, reservations over NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau is set to launch on Oct.1 and faces a daunting task of improving the security clearance process.

DNI James Clapper speaking at INSA Sept. 7 2016 Photo credit Herman Farrer

Clapper: Presidential transition 'will be OK'

Outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is focused on the upcoming presidential transition and future threats to the U.S.

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Cyber info sharing is working, officials say

Cyberthreat information sharing among companies and federal agencies is starting to show results.

President Barack Obama

Obama backs 15 of 18 VA commission recommendations

The Veterans Affairs' Commission on Care report includes a recommendation to add a CIO post at the Veterans Health Administration.

States name members of election security group

Four secretaries of state are joining DHS' Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in September 2015 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Obama looks to avoid cyber arms race

After meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of G-20 conference, President Barack Obama said he does not want a "Wild, Wild West" scenario when it comes to cyber.

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