Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

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Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.

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Big money for agile, FCC's big move, NSF funding for ecodata and Interior's new look

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can America thump China for the OPM hack – and should it?

Foreign relations experts tackle tough questions of how, and if, the U.S. should retaliate against China for the latter's suspected orchestration of the biggest act of cyber espionage in history.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

DOD sets up cyber workforce council

The group will include members from the offices of the DOD CIO, Defense undersecretaries for personnel and readiness, policy, and intelligence, and the National Security Agency.

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FirstNet shuffles execs, USIS forfeits $30M, DOD eyes Ashley Madison and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz wants answers from US-CERT, OPM on hack

A top watchdog in Congress isn't done with his probes into the theft of personal data on feds.

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How OPM breach victims can fight back

Credit monitoring and credit freezes are recommended, as is providing false information for security questions on social media, banking and other websites.

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Another lawsuit for OPM, Ashley Madison's government customers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers Eric Duoss (left) and Tom Wilson use an additive manufacturing process called direct ink writing to develop an engineered “foam” cushion. Photo by George Kitrinos/LLNL

Creating the next-generation manufacturing world

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is teaming with Autodesk to research advanced applications for 3D printing.

Dave Wennergren

Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.

The Fed 100

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

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