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  • Privacy
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    Are NIST's privacy controls out of date?

    Federal chief privacy officers are charged with ensuring that agencies store data legally and safely, but some are concerned that their policy guidelines are outmoded. 09/09/2016

  • Congress
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    What a December CR means for federal workers

    Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce. 09/09/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    Two more arrests in hack of CIA's Brennan

    Federal authorities have arrested two more alleged members of a hacker group that targeted senior U.S. intelligence and security officials and publicly posted personal information on FBI and DHS employees. 09/09/2016

  • Intelligence
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    IC: Technology is a threat and a tool

    Intelligence community leaders say technology continues to present new threats and new opportunities to combat them. 09/09/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    DNC hack shows evolving nation-state threat

    The hacks and data exfiltrations against political targets in the U.S., including the Democratic National Committee, illustrate the evolving nation-state cyberthreat, according to the White House's top homeland security advisor. 09/08/2016

  • Workforce
    Denise Turner Roth.

    GSA's Roth: TTS commissioner search is progressing

    GSA Administrator Denise Roth hopes to have a "good sense" of the next Technology Transformation Service commissioner by the end of September and expects the next administration to build on digital services. 09/08/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Gregory Touhill

    DHS' Touhill tapped as top federal cybersecurity officer

    Greg Touhill, a retired Air Force general and a leading cybersecurity executive at DHS, has been named the first U.S. CISO. Grant Schneider will serve as acting deputy CISO. 09/08/2016

  • Congress
    Columnist Walter Pincus interviews Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) Photo credit Herman Farrer

    Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

    Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures. 09/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Jeh Johnson

    Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

    The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said. 09/08/2016

  • Health IT
    Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

    Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

    The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product. 09/08/2016

  • Procurement
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    Chaffetz wants CyTech to get paid for OPM work

    The cyber vendor on the ground when the OPM hack was first discovered has a powerful legislator backing his claims that the government owes him money. 09/07/2016

  • Exit Sign

    Dawn Leaf retires as Labor CIO

    Longtime cloud advocate and Fed 100 honoree Dawn Leaf is retiring from federal service. 09/07/2016

  • Acquisition
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    How the IC can improve acquisitions

    Although ODNI Director James Clapper said the intelligence community's acquisition practices are pretty sound, an advisory council lists some areas to work on. 09/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Chaffetz details where OPM went wrong, warns about future

    The House oversight committee's Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) delivered an indictment of OPM's security and the protracted federal procurement process. 09/07/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Optimism, reservations over NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau is set to launch on Oct.1 and faces a daunting task of improving the security clearance process. 09/07/2016

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