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Office etiquette? There's a bot for that.

Slackbots offer a new way for agencies to guide employees' workplace conversations, but there are limits to bots' ability to save people from uncomfortable confrontations.

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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

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CMS seeks to help states open new paths for Medicaid IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an IT resource site that connects state governments with potential vendors that can help modernize state-run Medicaid systems.

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Report: Oregon militants use federal IT to make website

The militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon reportedly have access to government computers, and one member is making a website within the compound.

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You can never start a transition too early

The wheels are in motion for the next handoff of presidential power in 2017, and while government has plenty to do, outside partnerships are forming a key part of the "let's not mess this transition up" coalition.

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Final FirstNet RFP hits the streets

FirstNet's final RFP for the planned nationwide public safety network includes a dedicated cybersecurity section and a ramped payment schedule for winning contractor.

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FBI seeks CIO

Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.

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Pentagon wraps up classified study of enterprise cyber defense

Pentagon officials have completed a classified assessment of the effectiveness of enterprise cybersecurity tools at defense agencies, and the assessors are sharing lessons with the military services.

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McCain slams White House’s cyber deterrence plan

The Obama administration's long-anticipated cyber deterrence plan doesn't feature enough offense for Sen. John McCain.

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IG: Human traffickers exploit data gaps at DHS

Ineffective data gathering and sharing between ICE and USCIS aid human traffickers, an IG report says.

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The hidden cybersecurity risk for federal contractors

Firms could face friendly fire under the False Claims Act.

State of the Union is light on cyber, but touches on online terror

President Obama's final State of the Union address was light on tech, and was his first in many years not to directly address cybersecurity.

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