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DHS: Russia tried to hack voting systems in 21 states

DHS officials confirmed for the first time that Russian hackers tried to penetrate voting systems in 21 different states in the run-up to the 2016 election, but said the hacking did not affect election results.

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VA chief: fast firing authority will improve morale

President Trump is expected to sign a bill granting new authority to fire and discipline VA employees on an expedited basis. Secretary David Shulkin thinks the measure will help improve flagging morale at the agency.

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Why an HHS cyber center could confuse federal efforts

Senate oversight leaders are worried that Health and Human Services' efforts to establish its own cyber threat information center could sow confusion about federal policy.

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VA expects to add an integrator to health record mix

After coming to terms with Cerner on a price for its electronic health record system, VA expects to pivot to finding an integrator to handle legacy interoperability and change management.

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McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing.

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CIO: HHS faces 500 million hack attempts per week

Department of Health and Human Services CIO Beth Killoran estimates that the department faces "500 million cyber hack attempts each week" and cautioned that number is only going to go up.

DHS: Health care sector is most prone to ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security details ransomware vulnerabilities faced by critical infrastructure sectors, especially health care systems.

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Watchdog: NSA needs to boost insider-threat protocols

While the intelligence agency has implemented several of the Secure-the-Net initiatives launched in the wake of the Edward Snowden leak, additional steps are still needed.

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AT&T rival targets FirstNet opt-out states

FirstNet and AT&T made their plans for states' wireless broadband network available, starting what might be a contentious state-by-state battle.

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Breakthroughs in risk-based cyberattack detection

What government can learn from a utility company's embrace of machine learning.

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Empowering DOD with critical cyber training

The Department of Defense does face challenges in building its cyber force, but there are proven ways to fill the talent pipeline.

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GSA's growing stable of SINs

The massive Schedule 70 contract is expanding its programs to streamline access to specialized IT offerings.

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