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Agencies get Christmas Eve deadline to address ‘extremely concerning’ vulnerability

No agencies are known to have been compromised yet, but they have until Dec. 24 to use available patches for the “Log4J” vulnerability.

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A multi-sector task force has ideas for taking on the threat from ransomware

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Experts laud SolarWinds post-attack efforts, but why’d it take a massive cyber incident to make changes?

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White House names first federal chief information security officer

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As IT budget request inches up, OMB underscores better overall management

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White House raises cyber stakes with request for 35 percent increase in 2017

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $19 billion for federal cybersecurity efforts in fiscal 2017. The White House wants to use some of the…

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OPM, OMB to stand up new agency, director to own security clearance process

The National Background Investigations Bureau will have its own director, who will report to the Office of Personnel Management. The administration says…

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Be aware, adaptable to new threats says OPM’s cybersecurity chief

The Office of Personnel Management’s new Senior Cybersecurity and IT Adviser Clif Triplett shared his vision for how to address cyber threats during a wide-ranging webcast discussion on Dec. 14.

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