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White House CIO’s Former Software Firm Violated False Claims Act

VMware and Carahsoft agree to pay $75 million for overcharging agencies.

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Timeline: Government Data Breaches

Since April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors.

Pentagon Contractors Rank Below Retailers and Banks When it Comes to Cybersecurity

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Pentagon suppliers score below hacked retailers and banks on cyber defense, according to industry-developed metrics.

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OPM Hiring IT Staff to Work on Cyber Upgrades

The agency that suffered three big data breaches needs $170,000 project managers to move forward with a computer upgrade.

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Researchers Building Microchips That Mimic Live Human Organs

The Human Organs-on-a-Chip bested 75 other finalists in the 2015 Design of the Year.

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Hillary Clinton: China Hacks Into 'Everything That Doesn’t Move'

The former secretary of state accused China of stealing large amounts of government information.

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FBI Director James Comey Says He’s ‘Not a Maniac’ About Encryption

Previewing a round of testimony before Congress later this week, James Comey warned that too-tough-to-crack encryption allows bad actors to “communicate with impunity.”

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In the Future, We’ll All Use Our Phones to Identify Ourselves

The most successful mobile identity services highly depend on collaboration between public authorities, banks, telecom operators and the private sector.

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Hackers Spy on Federal Investigator, Get Into Harvard Illegally and Email Themselves School Secrets

Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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Q&A: Why Congress is Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagon

Ben Balter, chief executive for code repository site Github, talked with Nextgov about last week's announcement.

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Why Americans Don’t Trust the Government to Safeguard Their Data

Many consumers do not have much faith in federal agencies keeping their personal information safe, according to a new report.

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After the OPM Breach, It’s Time for IT Organizations to be Accountable

Modernized technology and formal standards like FISMA won’t be enough -- mindsets must change, too.

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DHS Alerts Public to OPM-Related Phishing Scams

Emails claiming to come from the agency and contractor CSID might be after money, U.S. secrets or both, say experts.

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