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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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Jeb Bush plans to hold government IT managers accountable

In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."

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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.

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State steps up counter-terrorism digital initiatives

The State Department announced a director to lead the new Global Engagement Center, which will help allies using social media campaigns in countering terrorist group messaging.

White House joins Snapchat

The most social media-savvy U.S. president in history joined video messenger app Snapchat, but is not yet down with Peach.

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The monumental IT opportunity of the 2020 census

The Census Bureau faces some significant challenges, but recent technology advancements can make its job much easier.

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Exclusive: What DHS and the FBI learned from the OPM breach

"Convenience and accessibility has been prioritized over critical security practices," at OPM, according to a Dec. 23 alert distributed to cleared contractors by the Defense Security Service on behalf of DHS and the FBI.

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GSA pushes deadline on $50 billion telecom contract

The General Services Administration is giving potential bidders on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract another three weeks to submit bids.

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Lab reduces false radiation alarms at ports

Fine-tuning cargo radiation-detection gear to rule out red herrings saves money and time, according to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Funding still an issue when it comes to cybersecurity

Industry experts push for more funding for federal cybersecurity and urge agencies to follow the private sector's lead in this area.

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