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F-35 software fixes on the way, program officer tells Congress

A senior defense official told lawmakers that a fix for a software glitch with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet will be tested next week, but delays arising from problems are inevitable.

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Chinese national pleads guilty to hacking U.S. contractors

The episode is a reminder of the Pentagon’s ongoing struggle to keep defense secrets out of the hands of foreign hackers.

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Do health IT and privacy rules need a refresh?

There are gaps in laws covering health data privacy, accessibility and security, but some lawmakers worry new regulations will create even greater problems.

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Lawmakers launch encryption working group

House members are forming a bipartisan working group to focus on legislative issues around encryption.

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Halvorsen not satisfied with data center savings

DOD is "taking steps to aggressively drive more savings" than the projected $1.8 billion through fiscal 2018, DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen told lawmakers March 22.

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Marine Corps rolls up its sleeves on cyber acquisition

The Marine Corps is looking to make "rapid acquisition" less of an oxymoron.

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DOJ charges three Syrian Electronic Army hackers

Three current or former members of the Syrian Electronic Army were charged with myriad computer hacking conspiracies, and the FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to their arrest, according to court documents unsealed March 22.

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A tax info redesign by the users, for the users

The IRS is aiming to crowdsource a revamp of its online tax information with a focus on user-centered design.

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House appropriators look for clarity on VistA modernization

Lawmakers are seeking more information from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the future of its electronic health record system.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation needs a deputy CIO

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is seeking a deputy CIO with experience in agile, cloud computing and mobile technology.

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FISMA report shows pain, few gains

While the federal government made tangible progress last year, OMB’s annual report card detailed plenty of weaknesses and room for improvement.

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New computer models promise better analysis of underground nuclear tests

New detection technique from LLNL can hone remote analysis of underground nuclear explosions and help find rogue regimes' secret test sites.

Who are the Rising Stars?

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

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