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Justice official: Info sharing is the best revenge

Cybersecurity officials from Homeland Security and Justice urged continued collaboration to keep growing cyberattacks at bay.

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Some improvement, but no A’s, on FITARA scorecard 2.0

In the second round of FITARA grades, many agencies improved but none managed to get top IT management marks.

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A mixed legacy on cyber for Obama

A group of former federal officials delivered a mixed verdict: the Obama administration has done well to make cybersecurity relevant to top agency officials -- and not just techies, but should have done more to follow through on key policies.

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VA edges closer to rollout of new health record platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to launch its new, modular, web-based electronic health record viewer this summer.

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NGA follows DOD to Silicon Valley

This summer the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will open an outpost in Silicon Valley to create a presence for the intelligence agency similar to the Defense Department's DIUx.

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White House, Congress gird for another NDAA showdown

Among the provisions the Obama administration opposes is a measure that would codify U.S. Cyber Command as its own unified command and one that would restrict funding for the Pentagon’s prized outreach office in Silicon Valley.

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Is census 2020 running out of runway?

As the timeline shortens, House overseers are demanding that the CIO-less Census Bureau prove it is on track to get the technology and leadership ready for the 2020 headcount.

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How feds, military might deploy consumer IoT gear

Commercial technology and networks are set to play important roles as federal agencies and the Defense Department seek to harness the Internet of Things.

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Will new IRS security features lock out legit users?

The national taxpayer advocate says the IRS will soon quietly roll out upgrades that could dramatically boost online security but lock out legitimate users as a result.

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Pentagon bounty program reveals 90 bugs

The high-profile and unprecedented program is uncovering vulnerabilities in Defense Department websites, and other federal agencies are taking notice.

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OPM: Contractor's departure will not affect operations

Imperatis had been awarded a crucial contract to carry out the Shell modernization project for OPM. The firm has quit due to "financial distress," according to OPM.

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Federal background checks could soon factor in social media

After years of planning, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence approved the incorporation of public social media feeds in security clearance investigations -- a move that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

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