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Weak controls leave taxpayer data vulnerable

From patching to passwords, the Government Accountability Office is troubled by persistent shortcomings with the data security posture at IRS.

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Mixed prospects for encryption bills on Capitol Hill

A senior Senate staffer says that Congress is unlikely to move on significant legislation to mandate law enforcement access to encrypted communications.

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NIST is looking for a few good cryptographers

NIST's Computer Security Division wants to hire 15 cryptographers over the next five years to tackle emerging areas such as quantum and lightweight cryptography.

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Audit finds improprieties in GSA/Peace Corps cloud email pilot

A deal between the General Services Administration and the Peace Corps to provide cloud email might have run afoul of funding laws, according to GSA's inspector general.

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What will it take to diversify the cyber workforce?

In its first national conference, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals sought to lay the groundwork for getting more women and minorities into the cyber ranks.

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Forest Service CIO wanted

The conservation agency is looking for a new leader for its technology operations.

NPPD to become Cyber Infrastructure Protection

The reorganization of DHS's cyber agency aims to showcase spectrum of physical and IT protections.

Presidential cybersecurity commission gets a director

A private-sector security evangelist will be writing the cyber report President Barack Obama requested by the end of the year.

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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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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.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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