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Report: Yahoo customized surveillance software for NSA

A Reuters report says Yahoo facilitated the federal surveillance of live, bulk email traffic.

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Air Force cybersecurity campaign takes off

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender announced a yearlong cybersecurity awareness push and the creation of a chief information security office.

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More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

Gen. Robert B. Abrams

General: Cyber capabilities exceed authorities

The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command said the Army is making progress in developing cyber capabilities, but the authority to use some of them is lagging.

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Cybersecurity spending not at risk in election

A new study says DHS is likely to get money to continue cybersecurity programs, no matter who winds up in the White House, because the threat is too big to ignore.

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Modest gains for most agencies in job satisfaction

OPM released agency-by-agency results from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and most agencies improved.

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Senate confirms new head of Strategic Command

The Senate has confirmed Air Force Gen. John Hyten as the new commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees Cyber Command.

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Exit interview with Anne Rung

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

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Standards group releases guidelines on cyber information sharing

The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has published initial guidelines on the establishment of ISAOs to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing.

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House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.

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GSA unveils Data Federation portal

GSA wants new U.S. Data Federation to become source and inspiration for more open data across government.

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Administration appoints first head of NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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