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DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

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NSA: Hackers find an easy path to U.S. systems

A senior NSA official says that none of the major hacks of U.S. systems in the last two years relied on zero-day exploits. Instead, they took advantage of easier vulnerabilities resulting from poor cyber hygiene and practices.

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Interior CDM effort 'immature,' says watchdog report

The Interior Department's inspector general said the agency's cybersecurity efforts need more work.

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Hayden calls Russian email hack 'honorable state espionage'

The former CIA and NSA director discusses Russia's recent hacks of Democratic party emails, as well as Apple's stand against the FBI over encryption.

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Connolly: cybersecurity at stake in election

One of the champions of IT reform in Congress said that the November election could significantly shuffle membership on committees with responsibility for cybersecurity.

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States continue to seek cyber help from DHS

With the election only weeks away, DHS sees more states ask for help in finding cyber vulnerabilities in their election systems.

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IARPA seeks to predict the unpredictable

IARPA is hosting forecasting tournaments, crowdsourcing intelligence and combining human research with automation in order to accurately forecast – and prevent – catastrophic events before they take place.

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Tech and the cancer moonshot

Vice President Biden said that advances in computing technology and changes in the culture of scientific collaboration will lead researchers to a cure for cancer.

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The cloud's role in the new digital economy

Secure cloud technologies are essential to helping government agencies adapt to a rapidly evolving digital economy

Official: you can still trust the NSA

NSA official says that despite a major reorganization to merge offensive and defensive cyber capabilities and missions, industry can still trust the guidance it receives from NSA.

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ONC gets new authority over health IT certification

The agency that certifies electronic health records systems is getting expanded powers to regulate health IT.

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Is UL's cyber assurance program ready for prime time?

A DHS software development specialist and other security experts said UL's Cybersecurity Assurance Program needs retooling before it can be an effective stamp of approval.

The Fed 100

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

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