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Full dollar cost of OPM breach still a giant unknown

When you add up credit monitoring costs and cybersecurity spending, fallout from the OPM breach could potentially rocket past $1 billion. How much will be well spent? And what unknown costs are lurking?

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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GAO dings IRS, Secret Service techs-up for pope and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Clearing a federal path for small IT firms

GSA is reviewing the two-year minimum corporate experience requirement for its Schedule 70 IT GWAC.

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NCSC launches phishing awareness campaign

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is the latest federal agency to target the threat of malicious emails.

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Cable trouble undercuts FCC's huge cloud move

Hardware problems have kept the agency from finishing its long-planned move to the commercial cloud on schedule.

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'Aggressively non-regulatory' NIST offers a cyber helping hand

The director of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory says it can help develop innovative technologies that both industry and agencies can use.

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Demystifying cyber intel, Marines get real, ITI signs Palo Alto and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Obama orders sick leave for federal contractors

Executive order marks the president's 13th expansion of benefits and protections for the contractor workforce.

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NASA's next CIO, mobile payment problems and a unified VA website

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IRS watchdog, CTO at odds over testing ACA-linked systems

An oversight report reveals conflicting visions of testing IRS systems that generate tax information under the 2010 health care law.

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PSC presses GSA for EIS clarifications

A letter from the industry association reiterates questions about cost and structure for critical telecom contract.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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