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DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers.

ID management without the Big Brother baggage

The government has been trying for years to balance privacy, convenience and security for agencies' online customers. Can the latest efforts finally get traction?

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OPM freezes SES hiring

The Office of Personnel Management has put a hiring freeze on most Senior Executive Service positions to take effect Dec. 7, the same day President Obama has asked political appointees to hand in their resignations.

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PIF program looks for 2017 fellows

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program, one of President Barack Obama's digital service initiatives, is taking applications for yearlong stints starting in spring 2017.

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NSA chief in the crosshairs

Top defense and intelligence officials are pushing for the removal of the head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in what appears to be a last-minute bid to split the two entities.

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DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country.

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DOD paves the way for more hacker research

The Pentagon announced a new policy to put efforts that allow hackers to explore DOD websites for vulnerabilities on firmer legal footing.

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Trump transition names agency leads

The government-in-waiting announced a roster of landing team leaders to handle the details of the transition on an agency-by-agency basis.

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Cyber panel closes in on final recommendations

A panel of business, technology and academia leaders is finalizing ideas for how to approach cybersecurity in the next decade.

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

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U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance.

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The latest trends for federal telework

The Office of Personnel Management's annual report shows how agencies are measuring and managing telework -- and where better data is still needed.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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