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Millennials don't even know what cybersecurity is

Young people are overconfident, unaware and uninterested in pursuing cybersecurity careers, largely because they don't know what it means to be a cybersecurity professional.

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DHS banks on data repository for cyber insurance

Insurance is a market-based way to offset cybersecurity risks in the absence of regulations, but the lack of data and disclosure requirements remains an obstacle to widespread adoption.

BIS dinged on cyber posture by Commerce IG

The Bureau of Industry and Security lacks a full inventory of network-connected devices and isn't doing all it can to protect against cyberattack, according to a new report.

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$37 million in emergency OPM funding left out of CISA

The Senate's information-sharing cybersecurity bill cleared a procedural hurdle Oct. 22, but conspicuously absent from the bill was an amendment for $37 million in funding for the Office of Personnel Management's IT modernization efforts.

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Can better personnel management smooth presidential transitions?

When the next U.S. President takes office in January 2017, he or she will inherit a sprawling and complex bureaucracy that will need an injection of talent at the highest levels. Are there new and better ways to make that happen?

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Could proposed legislation make cars MORE susceptible to hackers?

A bill intended to protect vehicles against cyberattacks could have the exact opposite effect, FTC and NHTSA officials warn legislators.

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Obama vetos NDAA, new governance for shared services and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB rolls out proposed A-130 changes

The Office of Management and Budget's A-130, a 15-year-old computer security guidelines document for federal agencies, is getting a refresh in light of new law and policy.

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OMB preps cyber sprint follow-up

The pending Cyber Security Implementation Plan from OMB could lean on key programs such as Einstein 3A and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation.

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Better Census testing, CDM training and car-data privacy concerns

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How the Data Act reveals what agencies don't know

Can centralized, standardized looks at agencywide data uncover challenges and opportunities that have always been lurking?

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Why FITARA is more about management than IT

As agencies work to comply with new IT acquisition law, federal CIO Tony Scott says the big question marks are about management, not technical IT issues.