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Buying event helps museum save on computers

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum saved $75,000 on laptop and desktop computers by participating in a GSA buying event.

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Army introduces new rapid tech office

The Army is launching a new Rapid Capabilities Office designed to address its shrinking superiority in critical areas such as electronic warfare and cyber.

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Why agencies must work harder to prep for IOT security

The Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy Robert Silvers stressed government's need to accelerate issuing security solutions for the internet of things.

Rental cars can be data thieves, warns FTC

The Federal Trade Commission reminds consumers that rental cars can be a vector for data theft via their onboard IT systems.

Secret Service preps new threat database

The U.S. Secret Service is retiring older systems that track threats to protectees, including the president and presidential candidates.

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House Democrats question Trump-Russia connections

Senior House Democrats want the FBI to probe Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's ties to "Russian interests" in connection with recent hacks.

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FBI wants deeper conversation on encryption

The head of the FBI wants a less strident discussion about the strong encryption technology that is becoming standard on electronic devices and hampering investigative efforts.

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Lawmakers want cyber on the agenda at the G20 summit in China

Six U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the president asking him to prioritize a discussion of cyberattacks on financial institutions during his upcoming trip to China.

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Report: Cyber enhances military power -- and vulnerabilities

As the Defense Department increases its reliance on digital capabilities, the Center for a New American Security says the tactical gains come with increased vulnerabilities.

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U.S. and EU need secure threat sharing

The U.S. and the EU are building up their information sharing networks to address the growing threat of global terrorism, and a central challenge is keeping the shared intelligence secure.

Voting machines are critically vulnerable

The U.S. voting infrastructure is potentially easy prey for hackers because of disparate systems and inadequate security, according to a new report.

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USSM builds on shared services

GSA's year-old shared services office laying the groundwork for new marketplace ecosystem.