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Weak controls leave taxpayer data vulnerable

From patching to passwords, the Government Accountability Office is troubled by persistent shortcomings with the data security posture at IRS.

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U.S. and Germany expand cyber cooperation

The United States and Germany are expanding their cyber dialogues to a "whole-of-government" approach after their fourth annual meeting this year.

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DOT launches open data push to build National Transit Map

The Department of Transportation is asking local and state transit agencies to share their data in an open format for a national transit map.

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Mixed prospects for encryption bills on Capitol Hill

A senior Senate staffer says that Congress is unlikely to move on significant legislation to mandate law enforcement access to encrypted communications.

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NIST is looking for a few good cryptographers

NIST's Computer Security Division wants to hire 15 cryptographers over the next five years to tackle emerging areas such as quantum and lightweight cryptography.

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Has DOD hit its limit on sharing spectrum?

A new DARPA challenge seeks to help defense and commercial wireless users cohabitate on airwaves, but DOD's CIO warns "there is a physical limitation to how fast we can move" to free up frequencies.

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Audit finds improprieties in GSA/Peace Corps cloud email pilot

A deal between the General Services Administration and the Peace Corps to provide cloud email might have run afoul of funding laws, according to GSA's inspector general.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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