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Data brokers selling veterans’ sensitive health, financial data online, study shows

In today’s Federal Newscast: The GSA is pouring $2 billion into sustainable construction projects. Data brokers are selling sensitive information like…

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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018 file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a negative review of a closely watched experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The review comes ahead of a meeting this week for outside experts to vote on the drug for ALS. The drug has been the focal point of a lobbying campaign by patients, their families and lawmakers. FDA reviewers said Monday, March 28, 2022 the single study from Amylyx Pharmaceuticals was “not persuasive” due to missing data, errors in enrolling patients and other problems. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Deadline approaches to pass bill affecting employment for 3,500 FDA workers

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John Teeter

John Teeter: Change of scenery for your CISO might lead to better cybersecurity

A cyber breach at the Food and Drug Administration back in 2013 — and hacks against other Health and Human Services Department components — could have…

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Emily Kopp

Emily Kopp: Your agency’s CISO might wind up in the legal office instead of the IT shop

The House Energy and Commerce Committee proposes moving the Chief Information Security Officer’s job at the Department of Health and Human Services. A…

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House panel: HHS’ lawyers could secure IT networks better than its CIOs

At the Health and Human Services Department, chief information officers are so concerned with operating IT networks that they skimp on cybersecurity, according to report by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It says chief information security officers should report to agencies’ top lawyers.

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