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Education Contractor Withheld Data from Cyber Investigators

The company had signed an agreement with the Education Department to provide access to their systems but says the government’s request is too broad.

Are Agency CIOs Still Too Timid on IT Reform?

Agencies are still finalizing plans laying out how their CIOs meet an OMB-created set of common baselines for the role.

3 Steps to Slash the Risk of Insider Threats

Agencies need to think of security across three areas: phsyical, technical and behavioral.

Federal CIO Tony Scott

Federal CIO: More than 10,000 Openings for Cyber Pros in the Federal Government

Tony Scott said he's turning his focus to broader challenges, such as recruiting technology talent.

A French flag flies at half-mast by a symbol for France, the Gallic rooster, on the top of a war memorial in a cemetery in tribute to the victims of last Friday's attacks in Paris, in Beausoleil.

CIA Director: Paris Attacks are a ‘Wakeup Call’ To Europe On Encryption

The ability to shield communications from anyone but the intended recipient via encryption and other digital means will now face unprecedented challenges.


NIST Testing out Passwordless Smart Home

The agency has awarded a $1.86 million grant to save consumers from "password fatigue."

Computer Scientists in Short Supply at FBI, Watchdog Warns

Cyber teams at five FBI field offices across the country don't have a single computer scientist on staff.

NERSC’s Cray Cori supercomputer’s graphic panels being installed at Wang Hall.

Could a New Center Help the US in Global Supercomputing Rankings?

The Energy Department's new energy-efficient facility will include an innovative supercomputing center and an extremely fast network so researchers can tackle countrywide challenges.

Hacker stealing data from a laptop

Hackers Hijack Twitter to Avenge ISIS Drone Strike, Expose U.S. Prisoner Calls, and Attack Spotify Listeners

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

Mikey Dickerson, administrator of the US Digital Service.

Time to Stop Treating Federal IT Specialists Like the ‘Nerds in the Basement’

Techies in government are too often cut out of the decision-making process, the head of the U.S. Digital Service said.