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More HealthCare.gov problems, new VP at ITI and Census' startup app

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What are agencies doing with IT money they're saving?

GAO says 24 federal agencies saved $3.6 billion between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2014, and need to keep better track of how they reinvest those savings.


Can feds dodge the Cisco router hack?

Cisco's commercial routers have been compromised in four countries, but experts say federal agencies are probably in no more danger than the private sector.

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The brave new world of cyber insurance

Getting cyber insurance is a "last line of defense" that can also help secure a company before a hack even happens. But the industry needs more information, and Uncle Sam might have a big role to play.

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FAA drone deadline looms as apps bloom

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said its study of FAA exemptions shows "a commercial market waiting to be unleashed."

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How OPM hopes to cultivate cyber talent

A partnership with truED allows feds to take online courses at substantially reduced rates.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB readies next phase of cyber sprint plan

The follow-on to the cyber sprint that came after the OPM hack might mandate that, by the end of fiscal 2016, all agencies use Internet service providers signed onto Einstein 3A.

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The coming private cyber 'war'

Will U.S. companies, fed up with getting hacked and not getting the government backup they want, launch cyberattacks against foreign actors – and would that qualify as “warfare”?

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NS 2020 notice, IARPA winners, NASA goes 4K and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Full dollar cost of OPM breach still a giant unknown

When you add up credit monitoring costs and cybersecurity spending, fallout from the OPM breach could potentially rocket past $1 billion. How much will be well spent? And what unknown costs are lurking?

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Intel chiefs say cyber norms, deterrence strategy still elusive

DNI James Clapper told lawmakers that absent a clear U.S. cyber deterrence policy, hacks of the magnitude of the OPM intrusion will continue.

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