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Senators support intel findings on Russia, call for deterrence policy

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy.

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Giving COTS the consideration it deserves

Certain government missions require custom-designed IT systems, but agencies need not reinvent the wheel.

Shaun Donovan

OMB chief tells Trump team IT modernization is key

In his exit memo to the next administration, OMB Director Shaun Donovan advises continuing IT modernization efforts, shared services and support for U.S. Digital Services.

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Skeptics still doubt intelligence on Russia hacking

Days after the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia for hacking DNC systems, President-elect Trump continues to question the intelligence used to attribute the hacks to Russia.

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Buggy software update crashes CBP airport systems

Stalled Customs and Border Protection international traveler processing systems at major U.S. airports are back online after a four-hour outage on Jan. 2.

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3 in 10 agency websites miss OMB deadline to migrate to HTTPS

Although the White House-imposed deadline for government websites to embrace HTTPS has passed, some agencies' conversions remain a work in progress.

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Exit Interview: Trevor Rudolph

The former Office of Management and Budget lead on CyberStat and other civilian agency cybersecurity issues sounds off on Congress, the fabled sprint and the new federal CISO role.

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How to talk cyber at the holiday table

Holiday dinner conversations can get heated, and one topic that's been on fire this year is cyber. Here's FCW's holiday guide to how to discuss "the cyber" with family members who are more analog than digital.

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Lawmakers: Snowden a fabricator, not a whistleblower

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who stole and leaked sensitive documents was a disgruntled employee and liar who is in league with Russian intelligence, says a newly declassified House Intelligence Committee report.

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Russian 'Methbot' rakes in millions

Although a recently detected bot platform has a specific, commercial target, it dwarfs other high-profile botnets and breaks disturbingly innovative ground.

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Email management deadline looms

Agencies have until Dec. 31 to manage their email records in electronic format, and abandon antiquated print-to-file methods. Not all of them are going to make it.

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New advisory committee will assist in 2020 census

The Census Bureau is establishing a committee of public- and private-sector representatives to make sure plans for the 2020 population count are on track.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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