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Years of workforce losses at federal scientific agencies spark bipartisan concern

The size of the Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk by 16% since 2009, according to members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

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Rep. Bill Foster warns against international misuse of American scientific research

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(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

IG: Veterans Affairs put millions of vets and service members at risk of identity theft

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Forget spaceships: Experts say the most important thing NASA needs to get to Mars is consistency

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Proposed $300M cut to NIST would hit manufacturing, research and facilities

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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, Kaspersky Lab said it will open up its anti-virus software to outside review as it deals with security concerns. The company is making the move a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using its software. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Did agencies suffer a data breach by using Kaspersky? DHS says no ‘conclusive’ evidence, yet

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A sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Moscow has been awash with rumours of a hacking-linked espionage plot at the highest level since cyber-security firm Kaspersky said one of its executives with ties to the Russian intelligence services had been arrested on treason charges. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Are the concerns about Kaspersky Lab software the tip of the cyber iceberg awaiting agencies?

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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)/APFILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo,  House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Escalating a political fight over global warming, Smith issued subpoenas Wednesday, July 13, 2016, to two Democratic state attorneys general, seeking records about their investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about global warming. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

House lawmaker probes OPM on foreign nationals’ involvement in cyber

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Lawmakers warn FDIC’s cyber solutions could be adding insult to injury

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg defended his CIO Larry Gross and his initiatives to improve the agency’s cybersecurity…

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FDIC launching new cyber initiative after 5 more breaches

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation revealed five instances in which outgoing employees inadvertently downloaded information onto their personal…

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‘Major’ cyber breach of 44,000 FDIC customers triggered by former employee’s mistake

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, says a former FDIC employee breached the information of 44,000 FDIC customers more than a month ago.

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