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IG: USPS at risk of unauthorized network access

The U.S. Postal Service does not know how many internet-facing hosts it has, lacks adequate firewall protections and is therefore vulnerable to unwanted network intrusions.

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Scouting new vistas in mind-machine connections

IARPA and Sandia National Labs have joined forces to reverse-engineer the algorithms of the human mind.

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What it takes to review 650,000 emails

Although Donald Trump argued it wasn't possible to review 650,000 emails in eight days, cyber forensics experts said it's quite common.

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Why open data needs a mission

DJ Patil, the Obama administration's top data scientist, believes open data has the power to help reveal and remediate social problems, but the data doesn't mean much without a mission behind it.

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IOC just a first step for Cyber Mission Force

The 133 Cyber Mission Force teams called for in DOD's Cyber Strategy have reached initial operating capability, but the U.S. military is still a long way from being able to dominate the cyber domain.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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IRS reports ID theft complaints are down

A raft of public/private initiatives to combat online tax fraud are beginning to show results, according to the IRS.

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FBI warns of continuing botnet strikes

FBI cautioned private industry that the immense DDOS attack that brought down internet services across a wide swath of the U.S. in October will persist.

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White House makes final push to streamline federal hiring

The directors of OMB and OPM sent a memo to federal agencies with three objectives for improving their hiring processes.

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Halvorsen: Push to ditch CAC cards is moving apace

DOD CIO says a range of U.S. allies have agreed to pursue a "single identity standard," and that Common Access Cards will not be that solution.

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Army CyberCom looks to boost training

The new head of the Army Cyber Command says the command has made significant progress in recent years, but needs to focus on identifying and recruiting new talent and making training programs more realistic for cyber forces.

White House opens Code.gov repository

The Obama administration has launched a central code resource for digital tool development as part of its open source software policy.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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