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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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NCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Ops

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Will provide NETCOM synchronized and secure information operations for missions.

US CIO Steven VanRoekel Steps Down

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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.

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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.

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VA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide

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

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DC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence'

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

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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.

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Officials Pulled HealthCare.gov Code From GitHub Because of ‘Bashing’

Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.

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Breached HealthCare.gov Server Still Had Default Password

Hack did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.

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Congress to Decide Whether to Tax Your Internet

The price of surfing the Web—or buying things online—could soon go up.

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Uncle Sam Drops $3M in Grants to Kill the Password

Login alternatives to be tested include smartphone SIM cards and driver's licenses.

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This Is Why We Don’t Have Meaningful Cybersecurity Legislation Yet

The issue of governing the multidimensional virtual world is rather complex.

When the Government Wanted a Database of Everyone's IQ

Today people worry about NSA spying. Fifty years ago it was intelligence tests. The conversation hasn't changed.

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