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IG: 700,000 taxpayer accounts could be compromised

The 2015 breach of the IRS' Get Transcript tool swept up far more taxpayer accounts than the IRS initially thought, an IG investigation has revealed.

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Air Force Space Command claims cyber testing milestone

The Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system, which detects threats and assesses compliance, is now fully operational.

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Hurd: FBI should clarify why Apple's help is necessary

Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security.

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PSC wants answers on cancelled $675M cyber solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security's cancellation of a huge cybersecurity solicitation leaves potential contractors upset and on the hook for costs sunk into bids.

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DOD: $6.7B cyber budget would propel capabilities

The $6.7 billion the Defense Department wants to spend on cybersecurity in fiscal 2017 would take the military's cyber capabilities to the next level, Defense chiefs told Congress.

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ONC launches tool for electronic health record research

The HHS unit tasked with advancing health IT is behind and effort to coordinate conversation and research around electronic health record interoperability.

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Comey seeks $85M boost for FBI cyber

Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

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Is NBIB another 'house of cards'?

Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.

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Top naval commanders asks Carter to include SCADA on cyber scorecard

The request from two Navy admirals comes as the Defense Department seeks to improve its metrics for holding leaders accountable for IT security failings.

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Can the FDA secure medical devices?

Regulators and industry face the daunting challenge of keeping medical devices online while protecting against cyberthreats.

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USAJobs update offers tracking to job applicants

OPM released improvements to the federal government's job portal that are aimed at making the application process easier.

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FedRAMP wants to overhaul cloud authorizations

FedRAMP's high baseline standards are on the back burner as the program focuses on slashing the amount of time it takes to complete authorizations.

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