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Cyber stands to make gains in national defense bill, but Obama threatens veto

To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.

Americans feel their privacy is often at risk, Pew Research Center studies show

Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.

Ex-NRC worker charged with attempted email phishing attack

A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker has been charged in connection with an attempted email spear-phishing attack that targeted dozens of Energy Department employee email accounts.

US government gets low cybersecurity marks from own federal employees, (ISC)2 survey says

Nearly half the respondents said the U.S. government is seeing little to no return on such security investments, while 17 percent said their organization's security posture is even worse – which is 5 percent higher than what respondents said in a 2013 survey.

China views offensive cyber capabilities as key during warfare, annual DoD report says

In such circumstances, the People's Liberation Army would use cyberspace operations to not only achieve "information dominance," but disable an enemy's operations.

Covered California not doing enough to protect personal data, finds HHS OIG

California's health insurance exchange could be doing more to protect personally identifiable information, according to a recent report from Health and Human Services Department auditors. 

New global CIO survey finds legacy networks are top worry, could impede new tech adoption

Federal chief information officers have similar worries to businesses when it comes to the impact their legacy networks have on adapting new, innovative technologies that improve service and lower costs, according to a Brocade Communications executive whose company released a global survey today about infrastructure issues.

Precision Medicine Initiative will rely on EHRs, mobile health and health IT interoperability

Electronic health records, mobile health technologies and tools that analyze huge amounts of biomedical data are some of the building blocks of the White House's  Precision Medicine Initiative, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told a congressional committee last week.

Navy unveils new 5-year cyber strategy plan reflecting rising tide of cybersecurity threats

The Navy last week announced a new five-year cyber strategy plan that is designed to address the rising threat to military networks and, perhaps, position itself as a more offensive force in cyberspace.

HHS OIG: Information security control deficiencies put HRSA data systems at risk

The Health Resources and Services Administration needs to improve information security controls in six major areas, said Health and Human Services Department auditors in a recent report.