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Lawmakers launch encryption working group

House members are forming a bipartisan working group to focus on legislative issues around encryption.

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Marine Corps rolls up its sleeves on cyber acquisition

The Marine Corps is looking to make "rapid acquisition" less of an oxymoron.

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Halvorsen not satisfied with data center savings

DOD is "taking steps to aggressively drive more savings" than the projected $1.8 billion through fiscal 2018, DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen told lawmakers March 22.

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DOJ charges three Syrian Electronic Army hackers

Three current or former members of the Syrian Electronic Army were charged with myriad computer hacking conspiracies, and the FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to their arrest, according to court documents unsealed March 22.

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A tax info redesign by the users, for the users

The IRS is aiming to crowdsource a revamp of its online tax information with a focus on user-centered design.

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House appropriators look for clarity on VistA modernization

Lawmakers are seeking more information from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the future of its electronic health record system.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation needs a deputy CIO

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is seeking a deputy CIO with experience in agile, cloud computing and mobile technology.

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FISMA report shows pain, few gains

While the federal government made tangible progress last year, OMB’s annual report card detailed plenty of weaknesses and room for improvement.

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New computer models promise better analysis of underground nuclear tests

New detection technique from LLNL can hone remote analysis of underground nuclear explosions and help find rogue regimes' secret test sites.

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FBI, NHTSA issue warning on vehicle hacks

Agencies officially warn that cars and other motor vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to hacking.

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Carter touts cyber capabilities at budget hearing

At a March 17 Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing, legislators wanted to know if investments in IT innovation are enough to face potential threats from Russia and China.

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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.