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IG: OPM still vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Office of Personnel Management's lack of compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act leaves it vulnerable to another cyberattack, according to an audit from the agency's internal watchdog.

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GAO nixes Peace Corps' email plans

Auditors ruling on a bid protest could bring clarity to how follow-on contracts should be handled.

CMU denies working for the FBI in targeting Tor users

Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute released a statement vaguely denying Tor's claim that the FBI paid the institute $1 million to de-anonymize users.

Is it time to regulate the automotive Internet?

Despite sensational media reports about cyber vulnerabilities, Congress and federal officials appear to be in the slow lane when it comes to regulating connected cars.

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A critical moment for crafting a sensible email policy

A governmentwide email retention strategy could have a broad impact on the public and our nation’s history.

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DISA chief: We're in 'an economic cyber cold war'

The U.S. government is fighting at least a two-front cyber war involving the daily fending off of millions of attacks on defense networks and the slow-burn of economic espionage, according to a top Pentagon official.

Body cameras not ready for prime time at CBP

A report from Customs and Border Protection found several key barriers to equipping agents with body-worn cameras, including IT infrastructure and support.

Warner: Visa waiver data troubling in light of Paris attacks

A reciprocal travel program with 38 participating countries allows for visa-free visits, but a key U.S. senator warns of troubling gaps in the security data.

LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

Army moves JRSS along, with other services in tow

The Army is moving forward with what Pentagon brass consider to be a crucial piece of the future defense IT backbone: the Joint Regional Security Stacks.

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DISA to issue multiple Level 5 cloud authorizations

In the next 18 months, the Defense Information Systems Agency will issue four to five provisional authorizations for commercial cloud providers to handle sensitive Level 5 government data, according to a DISA official.

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IBM adds resellers to its federal cloud portfolio

The vendor has added partners with federal IT experience to help government clients migrate systems to the cloud.

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Paris attacks revive 'going dark' concerns

The terrorist attacks in Paris have rekindled a debate in the United States about law enforcement access to end-to-end encryption on mobile devices.