OPM to Charge Agencies for Services Offered to Hack Victims

Agencies will have to scramble to find fiscal 2015 funding.

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House Talks 'Internet of Things,' Data Privacy


Representatives discussed how data could be both useful to consumers -- and also a potentially risky asset.

Shadow IT on the Rise But Feds Unsure How to Tackle Security Risks


Many federal technology decision-makers say they see widespread use of shadow IT in their agency, but consider themselves Ill-equipped to handle its accompanying security risks.


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UPDATED: Leidos Wins Massive Pentagon Health Care Records Contract

The Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s base value is $4.3 billion over 10 years, with an expected 18-year lifecycle value of $9 billion.


White House Preps New Cyber Policy Dealing with Federal Contractors

The proposal, which could be published as early as today, follows hacks at two background checkers that compromised the security of personnel who handle U.S. secrets.


Why Science Students Need to Think Outside the Lab

Many students miss the most important education of all: how to relate their specialization to others in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Congress Running Out of Time on Cyber Bill

Significant hurdles remain for the Senate's proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.

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White House Nixes Edward Snowden Pardon Request

“Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it.”


Will Digital Service Funding Survive Congressional Penny Pinching?

The Senate appropriations committee last week approved an annual spending measure that would grant USDS just one-third of the new funding President Barack Obama requested to scale up the team.

"I'm sad to say I don't think that's going to happen," Majority Whip John Cornyn said Tuesday about a vote on the CISA bill. "I think we're just running out of time."

Senate Cybersecurity Plan Faces Hurdles

Significant issues remain for the proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.


The Future-Forward Cybersecurity Fix

The U.S. government is playing catch-up on security primarily because it has not been able to keep up with the advances in technology over the last decade.

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10 Years After Katrina, NOAA Preps for Launch of Powerful New Weather Satellites

The first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series will produce “30 times the data at five times the rate and twice the resolution” of the current crop of geostationary satellites.