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State IG: Colin Powell, aides to Condoleezza Rice handled classified info in personal email

An IG review found that email messages containing classified information were sent to Colin Powell's personal account and to the personal accounts of Condoleezza Rice's immediate staff, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings.

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New bill seeks to remove roadblocks to telehealth

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the CONNECT for Health Act to increase access to telehealth services and reduce costs.

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Cybersecurity key in converged NS2020 environment

How cybersecurity is woven into fabric of the GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Pentagon IG to audit cyber readiness

The audit will gauge how well agencies have corrected vulnerabilities identified by Command Cyber Readiness Inspections.

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Government documents portal gets a major facelift

Released for a year of beta testing, GovInfo aims to provide a user-centered portal for accessing federal publications online.

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New trans-Atlantic data deal welcomed on Capitol Hill

A framework governing the transfer of European citizens' data into systems owned by U.S. companies includes more consequences for U.S. firms that don't play by the new privacy rules.

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Google leads effort to bring broadband to public housing

Google is picking up the tab for hyper-speed Internet access in public housing across the country, starting with 100 homes in Kansas City.

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Not sure that tweet is legit? GSA looks to help

New digital registry aims to offer a one-stop source for those looking to verify that a social media account is really run by an agency.

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Former DOE employee pleads guilty to attempted spear-phishing

Charles Harvey Eccleston, who was fired by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2010, offered to sell a list of 5,000 email addresses of purported NRC employees to undercover FBI agents posing as representatives of a foreign government, the DOJ statement said.

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Congress watching FirstNet security, state opt-ins

The House panel in charge of FirstNet oversight did a reality check on the project, with some lawmakers concerned about security and state participation in the nationwide public safety communications network.

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Pentagon chief: 2017 budget includes $7B for cyber

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the money would be used to better train cybersecurity personnel and develop more offensive tools.

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Hacking group claims to have cracked NASA drone

The conspiracy-minded hacking group AnonSec says it infiltrated a NASA drone, but the extent of the damage is unclear, as is whether the hack even took place.

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