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Gregory Touhill

DHS' Touhill tapped as top federal cybersecurity officer

Greg Touhill, a retired Air Force general and a leading cybersecurity executive at DHS, has been named the first U.S. CISO. Grant Schneider will serve as acting deputy CISO.

Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product.

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said.

DNC hack shows evolving nation-state threat

The hacks and data exfiltrations against political targets in the U.S., including the Democratic National Committee, illustrate the evolving nation-state cyberthreat, according to the White House's top homeland security advisor.

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Chaffetz details where OPM went wrong, warns about future

The House oversight committee's Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) delivered an indictment of OPM's security and the protracted federal procurement process.

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Cyber info sharing is working, officials say

Cyberthreat information sharing among companies and federal agencies is starting to show results.

President Barack Obama

Obama backs 15 of 18 VA commission recommendations

The Veterans Affairs' Commission on Care report includes a recommendation to add a CIO post at the Veterans Health Administration.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in September 2015 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Obama looks to avoid cyber arms race

After meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of G-20 conference, President Barack Obama said he does not want a "Wild, Wild West" scenario when it comes to cyber.

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Report: Cloud's long shadow darkens prospects for on-prem systems

New research from Forrester shows cloud technology use exceeding predictions, with revenue topping $200 billion by the start of the next decade.

States name members of election security group

Four secretaries of state are joining DHS' Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group.

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Where do Clinton and Trump stand on tech?

A new report from ITIF shows that Hillary Clinton has articulated more detailed policy positions on cybersecurity and innovation than has Republican rival Donald Trump.

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DARPA wants to make drone radio controls more secure

New technology could safeguard drone communications by submerging radio control signals into everyday background noise.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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