Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

IRS systems crash on tax day

The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.

DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

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Scott Blackburn resigns as acting VA CIO

After less than a year in the top tech job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Scott Blackburn is resigning effective immediately.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

Thornberry looks to shut down DISA

Defense reform bill calls for a 25 percent cut in back-office spending and the elimination of seven supporting agencies.

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U.S. and U.K. say Russia targeted network infrastructure worldwide

U.S. and British officials call out another Kremlin-backed cyber campaign, this time targeting routers, switches and other network devices used by governments, ISPs and critical infrastructure entities.

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Energy floats $25M in cyber research funding

As part of its expansion into cybersecurity, the Department of Energy wants to fund sector-specific research.

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ZTE banned from buying from U.S. firms

The Commerce Department hit Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE with denial of export privileges, preventing the company from accessing the U.S. supply chain.

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FBI elevates three cyber cops to top leadership positions

Paul Abbate, who ran the bureau’s cybercrime division, will ascend to the No. 3 spot in the bureau’s leadership.

DHS seeks growth in cyber budget

At an appropriations hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she's losing sleep over cybersecurity threats.

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Blockchain, automation and learning to love your legacy systems

Jose Arrieta makes the case that a strong data layer can serve as middleware for microservice-driven modernization.

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CBP leverages tech, data sharing to fight illegal opioids

New detection technology, as well as increasing shipping data sharing with China helps in the border fight against fentanyl, according to the Customs and Border Protection leader.

Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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