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Video: Where Does Federal IT Fall in Transition Priorities?

November 22, 2016 As President-elect Donald Trump works on filling the top national security and diplomacy roles in his cabinet, some wonder when he’ll get to federal IT matters. Patience, said a panel of experts on “Government Matters,” including Nextgov's own Mohana Ravindranath. The Trump transition team worries about pressing matters like agency...

Could the Fear of Weaponizing Internet of Things Devices Lead to a New Agency?

November 17, 2016 The government needs to intervene in the internet of things market to avoid the kind of cyberattacks that caused internet outages last month or potential physical-world damage, a panel of security experts told a House committee Wednesday. Both manufacturers and consumers seem unwilling to bear the cost of stronger security...

Alleged Hacktivist Lauri Love to Face Trial in U.S.

November 15, 2016 The U.K. government signed an extradition order to allow British citizen Lauri Love to face U.S. trial for allegedly hacking into numerous U.S. government networks in 2012 and 2013. U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd signed the order Nov. 14, and Love has 14 days to appeal the decision and is...

Now It's Time to Hack the Army

November 14, 2016 Following in the footsteps of the Defense Department’s Hack the Pentagon effort, the Army will host its own bug bounty program. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning announced Friday the service will kick off Hack the Army, an invitation-only program to test recruitment sites and personnel databases, according to a...

Report: FBI Can Unlock Most Devices

November 11, 2016 Locked devices might not be as big a problem for the FBI as it may have seemed after its high-profile fight with Apple over unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. That phone was unlocked by “an outside party” for the FBI, but the bureau can often access...

DIA Employee Sentenced for Making Child Porn on Work Laptop

November 9, 2016 An Army lieutenant colonel was sentenced for producing child pornography on a government-issued laptop and other charges, according to the Justice Department. A U.S. district judge Nov. 8 sentenced Steven Jon Frederiksen to serve 240 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release for producing child pornography and attempted...

Ohio Taps National Guard Cyber Unit to Help Secure Elections

November 4, 2016 A new player is stepping in to protect the election systems from hacks: the National Guard. The Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asked the Ohio National Guard’s cyber unit to run penetration tests on the state’s computer networks, CNN reports. It’s another part of Ohio’s election contingency plans, which...

Ohio Taps National Guard Cyber Unit to Help Secure Elections

November 3, 2016 A new player is stepping in to protect the election systems from hacks: the National Guard. The Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asked the Ohio National Guard’s cyber unit to run penetration tests on the state’s computer networks, CNN reports. It’s another part of Ohio’s election contingency plans, which...

Virginia Governor Issues Cyber Challenge for Students

November 3, 2016 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a challenge to get the commonwealth's students interested in cybersecurity careers. The governor Oct. 28 issued a statewide challenge to see which schools could rack up the most participation in NSA Day of Cyber, an online platform that allows students to explore National Security Agency...

Virginia Governor Issues Cyber Challenge to Students

November 2, 2016 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a challenge to get the commonwealth's students interested in cybersecurity careers. The governor Oct. 28 issued a statewide challenge to see which schools could rack up the most participation in NSA Day of Cyber, an online platform that allows students to explore National Security Agency...