House OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees

Measure would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.

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Less than Half of Feds Say Security Is Key Part of Their Mobile Strategy


It’s very likely employees are uploading work to Dropbox and without consent.

For White House Cyber Czar, Being Called 'Total n00b' Just Comes with the Territory


Despite the flap over recent comments, Michael Daniel remains focused on cybersecurity’s human factor.

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Navy Unveils Energy Warrior App

Smart use translates into combat capability


Hackers Compromise iPhone Ads, Go Incognito 12 Years in Europe, and Infect Bloggers

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

Nextgov House Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.,

Contracting Officers: Take a Look, It's in a Book

"The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."

Nextgov Army Col. Thomas Brittain, left, and Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon walk away from the new headquarters sign after a ceremony marking attainment of initial operational capability for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

GAO: Joint Basing Does Not Increase Efficiency

Only one-quarter of joint bases consolidated IT systems.


Home Depot Announces Hackers Stole 56 Million Credit and Debit Cards

The size of the cyberattack exceeds the one that hit Target during last year’s holiday-shopping season.


NCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Ops

Will provide NETCOM synchronized and secure information operations for missions.

Nextgov The Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix, Arizona.

VA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide

Press can leak medical information, but providers cannot respond to allegations.


US CIO Steven VanRoekel Steps Down

In his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the Ebola epidemic.

Nextgov D.C. Council General Counsel V. David Zvenyach

DC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence'

Full-time developer will help improve access to public data by using open-source tools.


Boosting Hispanic Share of Tech Workforce Could be Key to Closing STEM gap

As the young demographic grows, public-private partnerships are working to place Hispanic millennials in one of the country's fastest-growing fields.