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Justice Department provides guidelines for planning responses to cyberattacks

Officials at the Cybersecurity Unit, part of the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, compiled the guidelines based on lessons learned by federal prosecutors handling cyber investigations.

Former 18F director urges federal government to provide citizens with better digital experience

Greg Godbout says that feds should provide a digital experience similar to how Disney has transformed how people interact with its Orlando, Fla., theme parks.

FAA announces completion of highly advanced computer system that is cornerstone of NextGen

Federal aviation regulators said a new highly advanced computer system that will enable air traffic controllers to more safely and effectively manage high-altitude flights was recently completed.

An exit interview with Jeremy Grant, NSTIC director and NIST's lead on digital identity

Jeremy Grant left the National Institute of Standards and Technology April 30 after spending the last four years leading an effort to improve digital identity management nationwide. We caught up with Grant to discuss recent developments with NSTIC, the program's biggest accomplishments and some challenges that lie ahead.

Cybersecurity, privacy not mutually exclusive, European data official says

Worldwide collaboration on cybsersecurity is necessary to keep entities safe, but arguments over whether security and privacy are at odds are hampering the effort, an EU official said.

Lawmakers reintroduce bill reforming anti-hacking law used to charge the late Aaron Swartz

The bill called Aaron's Law is named after Internet entrepreneur and activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in January 2013 at the age of 26 following state and federal indictments two years earlier for unauthorized access to JSTOR.

HUD needs to improve reporting process of major tech projects to the federal IT Dashboard

Project managers didn't consistently follow processes when reporting information to the IT Dashboard website, an Obama administration initiative that allows the public to view details and track the progress of major IT programs across the government.

Major investments in improving federal digital customer experience not bearing fruit, Forrester finds

Digital channels show "paltry use" with less than a fifth of online adults interacting via email and no other channel, including mobile apps, getting higher than 5 percent use.

Poll: Cybersecurity should be top tech priority for Congress

Cybersecurity should be at the top of the congressional technology agenda, according to a new poll. Forty percent of registered voters believe cyber attack prevention should be lawmakers' technology policy focus.

UPDATED- GSA IG: Contractors had access to personal data without required training, background checks

Federal contractors without background checks, non-disclosure agreements or required privacy training were able to access sensitive data from Army childcare subsidy payment applications that they were hired to process.