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Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

House's defense bill looks to protect Pentagon's tech supply chain

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Chairman Adam Smith’s mark of the National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent the DOD from acquiring foreign telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from companies that could pose security risks.

Trump emphasizes federal cybersecurity workforce, education programs in new executive order

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The goal is to build a “superior cybersecurity workforce,” one senior Trump administration official said.

The struggle with simplifying the government's cybersecurity efforts

by Greg Otto • 4 months ago

RSA Public Sector was full of discussions on why federal cybersecurity needs to be simplified. How to get there? The opinions differ.

Foreign VPN apps need a close look from DHS, senators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

If the U.S. intelligence community worries about Huawei and Kaspersky, DHS should worry about federal government use of certain foreign VPN apps, says Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden.

As threats increase, audit finds federal agencies struggle to implement cyber plans

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

“Until agencies more effectively implement the government’s approach and strategy, federal systems will remain at risk,” GAO warned.

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