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DHS is busy sharing threat info with the private sector

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center has deployed automated information sharing of cyber threats with the private sector, and is fielding "red teams" to help agencies protect their networks from APTs.

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Defense bill raises questions about future of DIUx

A House Armed Services Subcommittee markup provides the Pentagon with more authority to recover from a cyberattack, replaces OPM's security clearance information systems and restricts funding for the DOD's Silicon Valley acquisition experiment.

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Marines take prominent role in DOD cyber operations

The Marine Corps' cyber operatives have been called on to expel spear phishers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network and to target Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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Puerto Rico tabbed as proving ground for 2020 Census tech

Puerto Rico will be a 2017 testing site for new tech in the lead-up to the 2020 Census.

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NSA cyber exercise hones skills at military academies

Fifteen years since its inception, the Cyber Defense Exercise has added new dimensions, including the hacking of drone communications.

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DHS CIO walks back staff comments on open source

In comments on GitHub, Homeland Security CIO Luke McCormack sought to set the record straight on how the agency views open source.

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New EU passenger data measure gets warm reception at DHS

The European Union's vote to relax privacy restrictions on collecting and disseminating airline passenger data will help sharpen its anti-terrorism focus, said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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Census takes on non-respondents with tech

The Census Bureau has until September 2016 to make key decisions on how to follow up with non-respondents in the 2020 population count.

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Is IRS dropping the risk assessment ball?

The nation's tax data hasn't been hacked directly, but watchdogs say the IRS made "the wrong call" on risk assessments, which led to data leaking out the front door.

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GSA builds hub for agency citizen science projects

The General Services Administration's new CitizenScience.gov site aims to make it easier for the American public to volunteer to help address critical issues.

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'Toxic' data threatens agencies

Data can get stale and make government more vulnerable to hacks. On the other hand, agencies must meet Freedom of Information Act requirements for preserving information.

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House panel rips VA leadership on scheduling software pause

VA officials were grilled by lawmakers on a pause in the acquisition of a scheduling system and a possible rethink of the agency's homegrown electronic health record.

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