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FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, drops case against Apple

The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

Security and privacy controls on data hub remain weak

Over a 17-month period, experienced 316 security incidents – none of which resulted in the leak of sensitive data or compromised systems – but the Government Accountability Office remains concerned that the technical controls that protect information flowing from the website to federal partners' data systems are inadequate.

VA cyber intrusion attempts down, non-cyber data loss incidents up in February

The Veterans Affairs Department saw cyber intrusion attempts drop by more than 10 million attempts in February, but reported non-cyber data loss incidents increased significantly.

USGS and ESA partner to share Earth observation data

The European Space Agency established a new partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey last week in order to complement earth observing capabilities from the Landsat satellite series. The partnership will allow anyone to access complete Sentinel and Landsat data at no charge. The agencies plan to incorporate and converge the data sets in order to give users a more complete and accurate model.

HHS appoints cybersecurity task force to focus on health data, connected medical devices

The Department of Health and Human Services has created a cybersecurity task force to study ways of protectecting health data and connected medical devices following two years of escalating cyberattacks on health information systems.

Cloud first strategy turns 5 years old

The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.

Cobert: $37M in IT funding will yield benefits 'as we go'

Unlike the federal government's typical major capital investments in information technology, the additional $37 million the Office of Personnel Management has requested for fiscal 2017 will result in incremental improvements over time, said OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert.

SBA appoints first chief digital officer

The Small Business Administration has appointed its first chief digital officer, Tracy Terrill.

Data could be key to better management of DoD leased property, says GAO

To avoid waste, the Defense Department must improve tracking, management and security of its leased facilities, an audit found.

Report: Use of shared IP storage networks on the rise

More than a third of business-critical workloads are accessed through a shared IP storage network, not a dedicated one, a new study found.