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DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

Critical infrastructure oversight agencies aren't properly reporting cybersecurity metrics, finds GAO

Most sector-specific agencies of the federal government still have significant steps to take in mitigating cybersecurity risks that face key infrastructure, according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office.

Army kicks off challenge for cyber situational awareness tool

The Army launched a Cyber Innovation Challenge last week that will allow interested companies to prototype software-based solutions for cyber situational awareness.

DHS OIG identifies areas for improvement, need for additional OMB guidance in annual FISMA review

While the Homeland Security Department has made progress in strengthening its information security program, it is not fully in compliance with governmentwide requirements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.

OIG: Unimplemented plans, poorly positioned CIO threaten IT security at State Department

Several control weaknesses significantly impact the State Department's information security program, attributable in part to unimplemented strategies and a chief information officer who lacks security oversight authorities, a recent report found.

NATO concludes 5-day cyber training exercise

Today NATO concluded a five-day cyber exercise that brought together around 600 information technology professionals from partner nations to NATO's Cyber Range in Tartu, Estonia.

McCain lambastes Obama cyber strategy, urges sanctions in letters to senior officials

In letters to senior members of the Obama administration, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the president's cybersecurity strategy and argued for the use of sanctions against the Chinese government.

Government should ensure security, privacy but not overregulate IoT, says report

A new report recommends the federal government take several actions as it navigates the Internet of Things, such as ensuring privacy and security protections are in place without imposing regulations that would hinder innovation.

More than 90% of fed IT managers say modernization is an 'urgent' need

Ninety-two percent of federal information technology managers say it's urgent that their agency modernize legacy applications, according to a recent online survey of 150 federal IT pros familiar with their agency's application portfolio.

Education Department CIO says FITARA Scorecard is bogus

The Education and Energy departments were ranked the worst among federal agencies for their failure to execute the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, in a scorecard issued by lawmakers earlier this month.