Head of CDC's Scandal-Plagued Lab Resigns

The lab exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird fly by improperly transporting them.

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Agencies Still Plugging Gaps in Smart Card Security


An HHS audit detailed a total of six shortcomings with the agency’s handling of smart cards.


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How ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Predict the Next Bin Laden

Targeting the next terrorist mastermind is a lot like a close watch of the HBO show.


Need to Know Memo: Going Hybrid

Going hybrid could be the answer to your agency's cloud conundrum.

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Senate Expected to Confirm McDonald as VA Secretary Today

Not much opposition is expected, proving even in the Senate, sometimes things are simple.


House Wants Agency CIOs to Vouch for Security of Their Websites

‘This bill forces bureaucrats to protect your personal information,’ lawmaker says.

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House Approves Stronger Cyber Protections for Critical infrastructure

Separate bill to bolster DHS’ cyber workforce also passes.

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Hackers Raided Israeli Contractors That Built Iron Dome Missile Shield

Details on U.S. missile technologies also were copied by the allegedly China-based attackers.

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The Senate Has a New Plot to Thwart NSA Spying

A reworked bill in the Senate being introduced this week is renewing confidence among anti-surveillance crusaders still hollering for reform.


British Activist Lauri Love Accused of Hacking Deltek

Breach occurred July 2013, but the government market research firm didn’t realize it until eight months later.


A Drawback of the House-Senate VA Bill? Congress Can’t Create Doctors

The entire country, not just VA, faces a shortage of primary care physicians.