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Red teaming isn't easy

Cybersecurity testing and contract specifications that industry takes for granted can be a bear to implement in some federal IT contracts.

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Census calls off 2017 field tests, cites funding uncertainty

Bureau officials said the decision to cancel the upcoming tests is not ideal, but it is "the best overall operation remaining amid current uncertainty" about fiscal 2017 funding.

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OMB director announces new digital privacy office

The White House is creating a new digital privacy office and senior career position to oversee agency privacy and data collection programs.

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Bank regulators mull new cyber standards

The three banking regulatory agencies that oversee large U.S. financial institutions are seeking comments on proposed new standards for cyber resilience.

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Tax agency punted on $12M email system

The IRS acquired and never deployed a $12 million email system designed to help comply with pending records management requirements.

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DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

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NSA: Hackers find an easy path to U.S. systems

A senior NSA official says that none of the major hacks of U.S. systems in the last two years relied on zero-day exploits. Instead, they took advantage of easier vulnerabilities resulting from poor cyber hygiene and practices.

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Interior CDM effort 'immature,' says watchdog report

The Interior Department's inspector general said the agency's cybersecurity efforts need more work.

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Air traffic systems need better security monitoring, says watchdog

A critical inspector general report found that the FAA's air traffic systems aren't properly linked to Department of Transportation's CIO for cyber oversight purposes.

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Hayden calls Russian email hack 'honorable state espionage'

The former CIA and NSA director discusses Russia's recent hacks of Democratic party emails, as well as Apple's stand against the FBI over encryption.

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States continue to seek cyber help from DHS

With the election only weeks away, DHS sees more states ask for help in finding cyber vulnerabilities in their election systems.

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IARPA seeks to predict the unpredictable

IARPA is hosting forecasting tournaments, crowdsourcing intelligence and combining human research with automation in order to accurately forecast – and prevent – catastrophic events before they take place.

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