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Gregory Touhill

New federal CISO is in it for the long haul

U.S. Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill said he doesn't plan on going anywhere come January and is moving to improve federal cybersecurity awareness and coordination.

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HHS explains intersection of cloud and HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for how stewards of sensitive health data should approach cloud technology.

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IG: USDA lacks internal controls on classified information

An inspector general audit revealed that the Agriculture Department does not have adequate internal controls to prevent incorrectly categorizing or improperly releasing classified information.

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Senators want FCC inquiry into Stingray use

Several Democratic senators sent a letter asking the FCC to determine whether law enforcement agencies' use of cell-site simulators is disrupting regular phone service.

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Air Force has biggest cloud contract in 2016

The Air Force, Justice Department, Agriculture Department and DHS led the way on cloud contracting in fiscal 2016, according to a Deltek analysis.


DHS, ODNI blame Russia for election-season hacks

In a joint statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security attributed several high-profile hacks on political targets to Russia.

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White House official: Cyberthreats continue to multiply

A senior homeland security adviser said cyberthreats are figuring more prominently in the president's daily security briefing.

Hurricane Matthew

USGS expands sensor network to track monster hurricane

The USGS is building out a sensor network in states where Hurricane Matthew is expected to have its biggest impact, to help weather and emergency officials monitor the storm's vital signs in real time.

Beth Killoran, HHS CIO

HHS hones in on IT priorities

In the waning days of the administration, HHS continues to focus on four key goals.

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Army cyber advances in the face of policy challenges

The Army Cyber Command has seen substantial growth in the past three years, including launching 42 cyber mission teams, but it still faces policy limitations on deploying and using cyber capabilities.

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How mobile solutions can drive citizen engagement for government

With well thought-out design, useful analytics, and a truly custom experience for end users, citizen experience can be improved dramatically.

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Pentagon advisory board rolls out innovation plan

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board says bureaucratic and other barriers prevent the spread of existing innovation across the military.