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GAO calls for improved security for HealthCare.Gov

The nonpartisan Capitol Hill watchdog greeted the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a bracing dose of oversight about the security weaknesses of HealthCare.Gov.

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DISA tweaks RFP for $17.5B contracting vehicle

Officials hope Encore III can vault the Pentagon into a new era of secure and interoperable IT use.

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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.