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Justice official: Info sharing is the best revenge

Cybersecurity officials from Homeland Security and Justice urged continued collaboration to keep growing cyberattacks at bay.

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Health record advisory groups divided over patient data control

A pair of federal advisory committees approved privacy recommendations amid debate over whether patients or practitioners should control the sharing of health data.

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A mixed legacy on cyber for Obama

A group of former federal officials delivered a mixed verdict: the Obama administration has done well to make cybersecurity relevant to top agency officials -- and not just techies, but should have done more to follow through on key policies.

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VA edges closer to rollout of new health record platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to launch its new, modular, web-based electronic health record viewer this summer.

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NGA follows DOD to Silicon Valley

This summer the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will open an outpost in Silicon Valley to create a presence for the intelligence agency similar to the Defense Department's DIUx.

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How feds, military might deploy consumer IoT gear

Commercial technology and networks are set to play important roles as federal agencies and the Defense Department seek to harness the Internet of Things.

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Will new IRS security features lock out legit users?

The national taxpayer advocate says the IRS will soon quietly roll out upgrades that could dramatically boost online security but lock out legitimate users as a result.

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Pentagon bounty program reveals 90 bugs

The high-profile and unprecedented program is uncovering vulnerabilities in Defense Department websites, and other federal agencies are taking notice.

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Building an agile government with cloud-based analytics

A combination of public cloud and open-source technology could help agencies bridge the analytics gap.

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House, Senate bills would urge more sanctions on Iranian hackers

The Iran Cyber Sanctions Act of 2016 would push the U.S. government to slap more sanctions on Iranian hackers.

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OPM's sensitive data on feds still not encrypted

More than a year after the hack of federal personnel systems was revealed, the Office of Personnel Management is still unable to encrypt personal data on 4 million federal employees.

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Federal background checks could soon factor in social media

After years of planning, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence approved the incorporation of public social media feeds in security clearance investigations -- a move that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

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