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Michelle Obama on Snapchat

The social media transition

The @POTUS account will zero out on Inauguration Day, and other presidential social media accounts will convey to the new commander-in-chief.

What the federal CISO needs to get the job done

Newly appointed federal CISO Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill needs the right tools and enforcement authorities to secure and defend government networks.


Next steps after attribution: Deterring further Russian interference

A cybersecurity expert argues that the U.S. should enlist other countries in its response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

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DOD to create chief innovation officer position

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is implementing some of the initial recommendations of the Defense Innovation Board, including the creation of a new position to drive innovation efforts.

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Does quantum computing bring security promise?

The CIO of the agency responsible for guarding the country's nuclear weapons said quantum computing will bring cybersecurity breakthroughs.

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Census announces test plans for 2017, 2018

After deciding to call off field tests, the Census Bureau announced it is moving forward with address canvassing tests in 2017 and confirmed its 2018 end-to-end test locations.

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DOJ releases controversial cybercrime prosecution memo

More than two years after Attorney General Eric Holder penned a memo to federal prosecutors offering guidance on pursuing cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, litigation prompted the DOJ to release the document to the public.

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The IT ambitions of USDA

Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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CIA to put millions of declassified documents online

The intelligence agency is shifting its collection of declassified documents from an offline National Archives workstation to the public-facing CIA.gov website.

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GAO to probe FedRAMP

GAO auditors will take a comprehensive look at the government's cloud security program by talking to agencies and commercial providers.

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White House probes centralized cyber capabilities

The White House is exploring a centralized method of providing IT and cybersecurity capabilities to agencies for the next administration.

OMB floats new rules of the road for IT modernization

A draft policy sets out how agencies should prioritize IT modernization efforts.

The Fed 100

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

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