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White House weighs response to alleged Russia hacks

The Obama administration might retaliate against Russia for alleged hacks on political targets, while DHS advises state and local governments to shore up election system security.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Mabus: Navy overly reliant on networked systems

The Secretary of the Navy says that the service is too dependent on networks and is taking steps to relearn analog communications methods.

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New DOD health record to go live in February

After schedule delays, the Department of Defense plans to deploy its new electronic health record at Fairchild Air Force Base in early 2017.

Pentagon IT service consolidation nears the finish line

The Pentagon's joint IT service is borrowing cultural elements often associated with social media companies to advance its IT modernization push, but not without resistance.

John Kerry

Kerry seeks talent boost from Silicon Valley

Secretary of State John Kerry called on the technology industry for help with staffing and ideas for the agency's Global Engagement Center.

Gregory Touhill

New federal CISO is in it for the long haul

U.S. Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill said he doesn't plan on going anywhere come January and is moving to improve federal cybersecurity awareness and coordination.

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HHS explains intersection of cloud and HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for how stewards of sensitive health data should approach cloud technology.

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IG: USDA lacks internal controls on classified information

An inspector general audit revealed that the Agriculture Department does not have adequate internal controls to prevent incorrectly categorizing or improperly releasing classified information.

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Senators want FCC inquiry into Stingray use

Several Democratic senators sent a letter asking the FCC to determine whether law enforcement agencies' use of cell-site simulators is disrupting regular phone service.


DHS, ODNI blame Russia for election-season hacks

In a joint statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security attributed several high-profile hacks on political targets to Russia.

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Air Force has biggest cloud contract in 2016

The Air Force, Justice Department, Agriculture Department and DHS led the way on cloud contracting in fiscal 2016, according to a Deltek analysis.

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White House official: Cyberthreats continue to multiply

A senior homeland security adviser said cyberthreats are figuring more prominently in the president's daily security briefing.

The Fed 100

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

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