• Cybersecurity

    Think tank: U.S. elections are far from hack-proof

    Despite frequent reassurances from intelligence and security officials that the U.S. voting system can't be hacked, one cybersecurity think tank is warning that hacking the election is not only possible, but relatively easy. 10/20/2016

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    OMB director announces new digital privacy office

    The White House is creating a new digital privacy office and senior career position to oversee agency privacy and data collection programs. 10/20/2016

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    Census calls off 2017 field tests, cites funding uncertainty

    Bureau officials said the decision to cancel the upcoming tests is not ideal, but it is "the best overall operation remaining amid current uncertainty" about fiscal 2017 funding. 10/20/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Bank regulators mull new cyber standards

    The three banking regulatory agencies that oversee large U.S. financial institutions are seeking comments on proposed new standards for cyber resilience. 10/20/2016

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    Red teaming isn't easy

    Cybersecurity testing and contract specifications that industry takes for granted can be a bear to implement in some federal IT contracts. 10/20/2016

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    NSA: Hackers find an easy path to U.S. systems

    A senior NSA official says that none of the major hacks of U.S. systems in the last two years relied on zero-day exploits. Instead, they took advantage of easier vulnerabilities resulting from poor cyber hygiene and practices. 10/19/2016

  • Emerging Technology
    FTC chair Terrell McSweeny

    Why regulators need to grok new tech

    FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said regulators need to understand technology before they seek to regulate it. 10/19/2016

  • Homeland Security
    Jeh Johnson

    DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

    States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned. 10/19/2016

  • Workforce
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    Trump ally Gingrich pushes for federal 'You're fired!'

    A senior adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it easier for the former reality TV star to use his famous catchphrase if he's elected. 10/19/2016

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    Interior CDM effort 'immature,' says watchdog report

    The Interior Department's inspector general said the agency's cybersecurity efforts need more work. 10/19/2016

  • Oversight
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    Tax agency punted on $12M email system

    The IRS acquired and never deployed a $12 million email system designed to help comply with pending records management requirements. 10/19/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Hayden calls Russian email hack 'honorable state espionage'

    The former CIA and NSA director discusses Russia's recent hacks of Democratic party emails, as well as Apple's stand against the FBI over encryption. 10/18/2016

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    Internet pioneer dies at 102

    Leo Beranek, who helped design the Internet progenitor ARPANET for the Pentagon and sent the first email with an @ symbol, died at age 102. 10/18/2016

  • Analytics
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    IARPA seeks to predict the unpredictable

    IARPA is hosting forecasting tournaments, crowdsourcing intelligence and combining human research with automation in order to accurately forecast – and prevent – catastrophic events before they take place. 10/18/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Jeh Johnson

    States continue to seek cyber help from DHS

    With the election only weeks away, DHS sees more states ask for help in finding cyber vulnerabilities in their election systems. 10/18/2016