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All's quiet on the election cyber front, so far

Despite earlier hacks and official concerns that Russia or others would seek to sabotage the U.S. elections, there was little sign of malicious cyber activity through most of Election Day. But that doesn't mean all is well.

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IG: USPS at risk of unauthorized network access

The U.S. Postal Service does not know how many internet-facing hosts it has, lacks adequate firewall protections and is therefore vulnerable to unwanted network intrusions.

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Scouting new vistas in mind-machine connections

IARPA and Sandia National Labs have joined forces to reverse-engineer the algorithms of the human mind.

Despite hype, level of election cyberthreats is uncertain

As Americans go to the polls to vote in a hotly contested election, federal officials will be behind the scenes watching for malicious cyber activity, even though there won't be much they can do in response.

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Trade group presses Congress on IT bill

Facing a short post-election congressional calendar, backers of an IT modernization bill are pushing for swift action.


Innovation in government starts with being intentional

An industry leader argues that it's good to keep the "dinosaurs" on their toes.

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Why open data needs a mission

DJ Patil, the Obama administration's top data scientist, believes open data has the power to help reveal and remediate social problems, but the data doesn't mean much without a mission behind it.

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IOC just a first step for Cyber Mission Force

The 133 Cyber Mission Force teams called for in DOD's Cyber Strategy have reached initial operating capability, but the U.S. military is still a long way from being able to dominate the cyber domain.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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IRS reports ID theft complaints are down

A raft of public/private initiatives to combat online tax fraud are beginning to show results, according to the IRS.

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FBI warns of continuing botnet strikes

FBI cautioned private industry that the immense DDOS attack that brought down internet services across a wide swath of the U.S. in October will persist.

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Halvorsen: Push to ditch CAC cards is moving apace

DOD CIO says a range of U.S. allies have agreed to pursue a "single identity standard," and that Common Access Cards will not be that solution.

The Fed 100

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

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