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Hackers Breach Oracle and DDoS Attack Aussie Census Bureau; Researchers Find Bug in Keyless Cars

August 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Russian Cybercrime Group Linked to Breach of Oracle Credit Card Sales System A Russian cybercrime group may have breached Oracle’s point-of-sale system, putting at risk a considerable amount of credit card numbers. Initially,...

National Weather Service System #Fail, Bogus Flash Flood Warning Issued

July 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A "major network issue" upended forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service, as thunderstorms darkened the central part of the country on Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. In the D.C. metro area, the outage prompted the issuance of a bogus flash flood warning. National Weather Service forecasters in Sterling,...

'Service Never Ends': Join Nextgov on May 4 to Learn from Public Service Leaders and Change Makers

April 28, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In recognition of Public Service Recognition Week, Nextgov is hosting the first annual "Service Never Ends: 21st-Century Women Bridging the Gap." On May 4, speakers will share their stories as change makers on the local, national and international stage through their continued service in the armed forces, the government and...

Nextgov's Aliya Sternstein Wins Award for OPM Hack Coverage

April 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nextgov’s senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein on Friday was awarded a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award for her coverage of the Office of Personnel Management hack. The breach -- the largest of its kind in the federal space -- exposed the personal information of 21.5 million former, current and prospective federal...

SBA Names Its First Chief Digital Officer

March 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Small Business Administration has added a new name to its roster of C-level officials. Tracy Terrill, who most recently served as chief technology officer at LegalZoom, has been tapped as SBA’s new chief digital officer -- a newly created role for the agency. In announcing the news, Administrator Maria...

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms CIO Announces Exit

August 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rick Holgate, the chief information officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, has announced plans to leave the agency -- and government -- in the coming weeks. In an email to ATF staff, Holgate said he’s leaving the agency to accommodate a move to Vienna, Austria, "in the...

Nextgov Prime 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

August 18, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, and other government technology leaders have been confirmed as keynote speakers at Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the...

Introducing the 2015 Bold Award Finalists

August 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Editor's note: One of the Bold Awards finalists has withdrawn from the voting process. We’re thinking about the “B word” in government. No, not bureaucratic, backward, behemoth or bland. But bold. The Nextgov editorial staff has selected 17 finalists for the 2015 Bold Awards from more than 100 nominations. The...

Anonymous Exposes Census Data to Protest Controversial Trade Deals (UPDATED)

July 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated: The director of the Census Bureau said in a July 24 blog post that only the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, which is housed on externally facing IT systems and contains nonconfidential data, was breached. The Census Bureau, part of the Commerce Department, recently bore the brunt of grievances about the...

Don’t Fall for This USAJobs Phishing Scam

July 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Personnel Management is warning job seekers about email scams purporting to come from the federal government’s jobs site. A short advisory posted on the website states: Please be advised that the USAJOBS system is not sending out emails asking users to revalidate account information. Any emails...

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