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Teamwork could lure women to cyber careers

Emphasizing the collaborative nature of cybersecurity work may prove a key lure to draw women into the male-dominated profession, according to one study.

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A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

CyTech Services, the veteran-owned small business that may have played a significant role in discovering the OPM hack a year ago, says it's never been paid for that work.

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New Air Force cyber doctrine stresses resilience

The directive from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James instructs cyber operatives to fight through digital onslaughts from adversaries.

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Candidate to head Library of Congress pledges modernization

President Obama's choice to lead the Library of Congress told lawmakers that she planned to lead a technological transformation of the institution.

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Government only as transparent as its technology, advocates say

A FOIA advisory committee is recommending that government update fee guidelines and permit agencies to release documents via email.

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DHS is busy sharing threat info with the private sector

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center has deployed automated information sharing of cyber threats with the private sector, and is fielding "red teams" to help agencies protect their networks from APTs.

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Marines take prominent role in DOD cyber operations

The Marine Corps' cyber operatives have been called on to expel spear phishers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network and to target Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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Puerto Rico tabbed as proving ground for 2020 Census tech

Puerto Rico will be a 2017 testing site for new tech in the lead-up to the 2020 Census.

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Lieu calls for House probe into mobile security flaw

A flaw in a common telephony protocol that allows hackers to eavesdrop on calls poses a threat to national security, said Rep. Ted Lieu.

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NSA cyber exercise hones skills at military academies

Fifteen years since its inception, the Cyber Defense Exercise has added new dimensions, including the hacking of drone communications.

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DHS CIO walks back staff comments on open source

In comments on GitHub, Homeland Security CIO Luke McCormack sought to set the record straight on how the agency views open source.

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New EU passenger data measure gets warm reception at DHS

The European Union's vote to relax privacy restrictions on collecting and disseminating airline passenger data will help sharpen its anti-terrorism focus, said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.