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Years after breach, OPM still shows infosec weakness

A congressional watchdog reports that while OPM has addressed some past information security recommendations, vulnerabilities persist.

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TSA seeks EIS transition help

TSA's mid-July request for information for help with its transition to EIS shows the agency is looking to maintain its legacy telecom service but also leverage more modern capabilities.

DHS, vendor warn on automotive cyber flaws

DHS warned the automobile industry that new private sector research shows vehicle control systems have new possible vectors for attacks and data theft.

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DHS CIO resigns

Recently installed DHS CIO Richard Staropoli has resigned his position at the agency.

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VA expands telehealth access

At a White House event, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the coming nationwide release of an app designed to connect veterans and doctors.

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Making modernization happen

Three key budget and policy steps from Congress and the Trump Administration would go a long way toward addressing this critical challenge.

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Why the FBI relo went off the rails

The government burned tens of millions of dollars on a stalled effort to move the FBI out of its downtown D.C. headquarters.

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DeVos scraps multibillion tech procurement

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration scrapped its plans for a new student loan servicing platform.

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Should NSA and CyberCom split? A watchdog weighs in

The Government Accountability Office teamed up with Pentagon officials to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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Post-award, the real work starts on EIS

Federal agencies and the 10 contract awardees still have work to do before taking advantage of GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Can government help fight the war on botnets?

As the number of internet-connected devices increases, along with the threat of botnets and potential attacks, the role of government should not be solely focused on prescribing new legal mandates.

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New bill sets IoT standards for federal suppliers

A new bipartisan Senate bill would eliminate the federal government from purchasing connected devices with hard-coded passwords and other known vulnerabilities.

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