Ari Schwartz

Mourners gather during a funeral procession for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Basra, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Thousands of people gathered in Basra on Tuesday to bid farewell to Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a senior Iraqi militia commander who was killed in a US airstrike on Friday. (AP Photo)

Cyber threat from Iran sparks warning from CISA, ‘heightened vigilance’ from agencies

Recent tension between the U.S. and Iran have given CISA an opportunity to test its cyber threat intelligence-sharing capabilities in the new year.

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GSA veteran to give VA’s customer service office a much-needed boost

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NIST hires ASI’s Grant to run Trusted Identities Office

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CDT’s Schwartz takes job at NIST

Long-time privacy and cybersecurity expert to join the government to work on similar issues. EPA\’s Lisa Schlosser also takes on a new role at her agency.

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What OMB’s new cookie policy means for your agency

We get analysis from the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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OMB seeks right recipe for web cookie policy

After more than 9 years, the Office of Management and Budget is about to revise its original policy banning the use of web cookies, or tracking software, on federal websites. The change is expected to help federal web managers better run their sites, and also offer the same kinds of user experiences now commonplace on commercial and private-sector websites.

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