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White House pushes agency heads to expand open data

New guidance issued by two White House offices outlines best practices for agency leaders to open more data, engage with citizens digitally and solicit public feedback.

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BYOD is evolving for a cyber-conscious age

Bring-your-own device policies were envisioned as a way to save money during a time of budget cuts, but policies are pivoting as government gets increasingly security conscious.

Cyberattack, financial services

Financial regulator details growing risks for banking systems

A new Treasury Department report warns of an alarming rise in lucrative digital crimes against the financial sector.

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Chinese businessman sentenced in military contractor hack

A federal judge has sentenced a Chinese national who admitted to being part of a years-long conspiracy to hack into the computer networks of major U.S. defense contractors.

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GSA leader goes west to talk modernization, tech buying

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth is traveling to the West Coast to talk with companies about cybersecurity technology and how they can get into the federal market.

John Brennan

CIA chief says digital directorate will help with agency’s myriad IT needs

CIA Director John Brennan said his agency's Directorate for Digital Innovation would help operatives mask their digital tracks and would help defend against foreign cyberattacks.

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On Capitol Hill, concerns remain about DOD-VA interoperability

Senate appropriators grilled top VA officials about whether the military and Veterans Affairs electronic health records systems are cooperating.

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Meadows bill puts teeth in records enforcement

In a newly introduced bill, the chairman of a key government oversight subcommittee seeks to punish feds who destroy records and to enshrine existing records policy in law.

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DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

The funding would concentrate on community-owned utilities and electricity cooperatives, which generally have less money to spend on cybersecurity than bigger, investor-owned utilities.

DHS pushes for more cyber experts in the field

Local is the key for critical infrastructure protection, and DHS wants more cybersecurity advisers out in communities talking to providers.

Cyberattack, financial services

HHS issues ransomware guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance on how health privacy law should guide responses to ransomware attacks.

White House accelerates cyber hiring

The federal government is looking to add 3,500 more cyber and IT workers by January 2017.

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