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A screenshot of the Slack website.

18F: Slack Incident Wasn’t a ‘Data Breach'

The tech team responded to the IG report saying a security vulnerability within Slack was fixed, and that data wasn’t exposed.

Lawmakers Press Census to Appoint Permanent CIO Amid Prep for 2020 Count

The agency’s’ IT shop has been officially leaderless since last July.

Navy Wants to Train Employees to be ‘Ethical Hackers’

Thirty-four sailors will undergo the Certified Ethical Hacker program, an intensive five-day course.

Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper

Spy Chief Finally Moves Ahead with Using Social Media in Federal Background Checks

Publicly available social media postings may soon be incorporated into government background investigations.

FDIC Calls ‘Major’ Data Breaches Accidental

The failure of an agency to classify a cyberincident as a "major" one could stall reporting of the incident.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo, has asked OPM to describe its contingency plans for critical technology upgrades.

Contractor Working on OPM’s Cyber Upgrades Suddenly Quits, Citing 'Financial Distress'

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said she's “concerned that Imperatis’ default may now delay OPM’s much-needed IT infrastructure and security fixes."

GSA’s Digital Services Team Exposed 100 Google Drives, Watchdog Finds

The inspector general issues an alert on a vulnerability that had existed since October 2015.

Obama looks through an NIH microscope in 2009.

White House Launches the National Microbiome Initiative

Half a billion dollars are being pledged to study the microbes in humans, crops, soils, oceans, and more.

A Legal Victory Against Obamacare

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled against the Obama administration’s method of funding a major Affordable Care Act subsidy.

Federal CIO Tony Scott

Inefficient Federal IT Like Paying 400 IT Specialists to Maintain a Single iPad

“We're paying a lot of money for fixed capacity that we invested in 10, 20 years ago,” U.S. CIO Tony Scott says. “Call it crazy, I think it's time to bring an end to this."