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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

OPM is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background investigations of federal employees seeking security clearances.

Agencies can be very slow to respond to cyber attacks.

What did Federal CIOs Learn about Cybersecurity in 2014?

After a tough year, agency CIOs say it’s time for new approaches to rooting out and responding to cyber incidents.

With New Policy, DOD Components Won’t Need DISA to Buy Cloud Services

The new guidance overrides two previous memorandums that charged DISA with assessing the security of commercial cloud service offerings.

Get Ready for a More Efficient, Flexible FedRAMP

GSA's two-year road map presents a concrete plan for the future of FedRAMP.

Should Agencies Ever Let Hackers Rummage through Government Networks?

USPS, State and the White House, during recent breaches, had golden opportunities to stalk adversaries.

IBM's Watson computer

VA Turns to IBM Watson to Improve Veteran Care

The pilot program could show how cognitive computing systems can distill complex data sets into useful information.

FITARA Analysis: Will CIOs Use Their New Powers for Good?

The fate of IT reform now lies almost squarely on the shoulders of agency chief information officers.

Hackers Pocket Patient Credit Cards, Loiter for Half a Decade at Payment Processor and Exploit BT

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

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Congress Strengthens Homeland Security's Cyber Role with FISMA Reform, Other Bills

A 2002 computer protection law finally gets an upgrade.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell

Tech Explosion Makes Cybercrooks Harder to Catch

Are crimes in the cyber realm the only time it's OK to blame the victim?