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    Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

    The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official. 04/11/2017

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    Agencies need to talk IT, intel for supply chain

    As supply chain management has become a key insider threat, agencies need to reach out to industry for help, said experts. 04/11/2017

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    OPM looking to rebuild trust

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe. 04/11/2017

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    Feds make arrest in decade-long botnet probe

    Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a Russian national, was arrested in Barcelona and charged with running a massive international spambot. 04/10/2017

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    Trump announces new pick for Army secretary

    More than two months after his first candidate withdrew from consideration, President Trump has nominated a former Army physician for the post. 04/10/2017

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    OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

    The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 04/07/2017

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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

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    Lawmakers seek intel on surveillance of Americans

    Lawmakers are demanding that the director of national intelligence release an estimate of the number of Americans who have been incidentally tracked during foreign surveillance under FISA Section 702. 04/07/2017

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    DHS ends pursuit of rogue Twitter account

    The Department of Homeland Security withdrew a bid to obtain the identities behind an "alt" USCIS Twitter account, in the face legal objections by the social media network. 04/07/2017

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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

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    Information sharing is complicated, even inside government

    Sharing cybersecurity threat information among federal law enforcement agencies generates tension, but that's not a bad thing, say FBI, DOJ and DHS cyber officials. 04/06/2017

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    Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

    In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 04/06/2017

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    What's the future of defense innovation under Trump?

    The president has called for rebuilding the U.S. military, but given budget constraints, innovation and modernization could take a backseat to readiness and force size. 04/06/2017

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    Doing less with less

    Tech modernization is a pressing need for agencies government-wide, but in times of budget cuts and uncertainty, plans to upgrade legacy IT tend to be among the first projects taken of the table. 04/05/2017

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    Harvard students spin up gov-tech internship

    The federal government may be getting a summer tech and data science internship program analogous to those offered by Silicon Valley, thanks to three Harvard undergrads. 04/05/2017

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