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Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

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Build or buy? Census chooses both

The Census Bureau is planning a hybrid approach to its data collection for 2020 and beyond.

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Symantec traces Swift banking hacks to North Korea

A recent spate of successful and attempted online bank robberies is being attributed to North Korea by cybersecurity vendor Symantec.

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Pentagon leads in IoT spending

Sensors have primarily been a military affair, according to a new report, but civilian agencies could stand to gain from data collectors.

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Proposed new HHS CISO role prioritizes security

A bill would elevate the Department of Health and Human Services CISO to be on a par with the CIO. Some in Congress think the move would eliminate a conflict of interest.

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Army readies new cyber directorate

Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, former deputy director of Army Cyber Command, will lead the new directorate. The Army hopes to ramp up the directorate quickly, reaching full operational capability this summer.

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Obama's cyber 'state of emergency' yields no quick sanctions

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew wrote to Congress in the fall that no adversaries had been targeted under new cyber sanctioning powers.

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Hardware first up in NGEN re-compete

Navy officials are interested in carving out a separate contract for hardware-as-a-service in the re-compete of the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Cummings nixes theory that contractor discovered OPM breach

More than a year after the massive hack, a senior lawmaker has determined that the OPM breach was not, in fact, detected by a small business doing a product demonstration.

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Is Social Security concealing IT risk?

The agency charged with maintaining some of the nation's most sensitive information is vulnerable because of its antiquated IT, and lawmakers say its leaders are downplaying the danger and sidestepping their inspector general.

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State plans departmentwide phishing trip

The State Department has selected a vendor to provide a "phishing as a service" solution to improve employee cyber hygiene worldwide.

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State IG: Clinton violated records policy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't comply with State Department policies implemented under the Federal Records Act, according to a report from the State Department inspector general.

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