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OPM extends credit monitoring, expects new contract by year's end

The Office of Personnel Management says it expects to wrap up the re-compete award for its credit monitoring contract covering those whose data was breached as part of the OPM hacks.

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Secret Service tests facial recognition system at the White House

The Secret Service started testing a facial recognition system in and around the White House last week, according to a privacy assessment released by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Treasury places digital currency addresses on sanctions list

The Treasury Department has publicly flagged two cryptocurrency addresses associated with two Iranian individuals indicted for their role in a worldwide, multimillion dollar ransomware campaign.

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Former FBI cyber official cautions against weakening encryption laws

A former top cyber official at the FBI says weaker laws around encryption won't help law enforcement and could result in unacceptable collateral damage to industry and data security.

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MSPB to close 2018 without a quorum

After going nearly all of 2017 without a quorum, the Merit Systems Protection Board will likely not be able to address its growing backlog of nearly 1,600 cases in 2018.

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GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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Details still elusive on possible federal data privacy standard

As momentum for federal data privacy legislation continue to build, senators on both sides of the aisle are looking to the Federal Trade Commission as the enforcement entity for data protection.

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GSA wants cloud and agility with COMET

The General Services Administration wants to leverage agile and cloud in a new contract to make its back-office IT operations more nimble and efficient.

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IBM supplements JEDI protest

The move came days after the Government Accountability Office dismissed a similar protest from Oracle against the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud buy.

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EIS extension still a question mark

As big EIS contractors close in on their ATOs, officials could take up the issue of a contract extension after the Thanksgiving break.

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IRS missed 11,000 compromised SSNs

An IRS office charged with monitoring and mitigating the impact of external data breaches is faltering when it comes to keeping track of the problem, according to an IG audit.

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NSA IG says expanded subpoena authorities could help oversight

While discussing the controversial overcollection of phone records, NSA IG Robert Storch said new authorities to compel testimony from companies that participate in such programs could help hold the agency accountable.

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