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OPM to Charge Agencies for Services Offered to Hack Victims

Agencies will have to scramble to find fiscal 2015 funding.

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Census Wants Employees Prepared for Phishing Attacks

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The Census Bureau is seeking contractors to train staff on phishing threats, according to a July 27 solicitation.

TSA's Instagram Account is a Must-Follow

The Transportation Security Administration's stream features grenades, knives and birds stuffed in socks.

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Watchdog: Water, Power on Pentagon Installations Need Better Protection Planning

Better planning could help DOD protect its utilities from cyberattack and unexpected storms, a GAO report said.

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DOJ Refuses to Release Secret Cybersecurity Memo

Sen. Ron Wyden says the memo is crucial to the Senate's upcoming cybersecurity debate.

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The Slow Death of Google Plus

The tech giant announced it will be slicing out its social network from the rest of its services.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has railed against the information-sharing legislation passed out of the Senate Intelligence Committee as a "surveillance bill by another name."

What is in the Justice’s Cybersecurity Memo?

Despite calls for its release, the government will not make public a memo that Sen. Ron Wyden says is crucial to the Senate’s cybersecurity debate.

Does Identity-Theft Protection Really Work?

Victims of data breaches are usually offered identity-theft-protection services, but even the companies that promise to safeguard your identity are far from infallible.

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NSA to Purge Database of Phone Records Collected Under Mass Surveillance

“As soon as possible, NSA will destroy the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata upon expiration of its litigation preservation obligations.”

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Navy Man Allegedly Staged Photo Shoot Inside Classified Nuke Sub

The machinist’s mate then hammered the evidence to smithereens and shot his laptop.

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Video: How to Drive a Lunar Spacecraft

It's more difficult than mastering the stick shift.

NSA to Purge Mass Surveillance Phone Data Collected

"Analytic access" to those records, which go back five years, will end on November 29, 2015, and they will be destroyed three months later.

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Obama Talks Federal IT on ‘Daily Show”

The commander in chief discussed the wave of Silicon Valley tech talent invading government, challenges in IT procurement and how better IT can lead to better federal customer service.

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