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IoT cybersecurity a hot topic for White House adviser

A White House cybersecurity adviser warns on the interconnected ecosystem of the internet of things.

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Lawsuit challenges Trump's Twitter blocks

A lawsuit filed July 11 takes issue on constitutional grounds with the practice of President Trump blocking users on Twitter.

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Expert: Battling botnets requires standards and automation

The departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have embarked on a year-long study on how to reduce botnets, but one former official says steps must be taken now to combat the growing problem.

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OMB looks to continue civilian-side cuts into 2019

As the FY19 budget deadline looms, streamlining federal civilian workforce is on the agenda.

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Census pares down critical dress rehearsal

The Census Bureau’s decisions to pare down operations and tests of IT systems to manage its finances in advance of the decennial count have extended to the critical 2018 dress rehearsal.

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What's coming in Data.gov's next revamp

Contracting documents indicate more automation, geocoding and open source are in store for the federal online repository Data.gov.

OPM's IT authorization process a 'material weakness,' IG says

A 2015 decision to pause tech authorizations is putting the Office of Personal Management at risk, according to a new inspector general report.

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To innovate, Trump tech office must prioritize users

Many administrations have tried to make government more efficient and innovative, but success requires flexibility and focus on the customer.

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Can the U.S. rein in Russia's hacking?

President Trump briefly raised and quashed the prospect of the U.S and Russia cooperating on cybersecurity. But what can be done to keep Russia in check in cyberspace?

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VA publishes list of firings, suspensions

The Department of Veterans Affairs released a list of recent adverse personnel actions.

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Will nuclear breaches melt down information sharing?

While cybersecurity and nuclear experts say the recently disclosed cyber breaches do not pose a risk to nuclear safety, the fallout could be that critical infrastructure firms grow more reluctant to share cyberthreat information with the government.

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IG: DHS botched management software rollout

DHS has spent over $24 million on a cloud-based personnel management system but doesn't have much to show for it.

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