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Report: Michelle Lee Steps Down as USPTO Director

Michelle Lee has resigned from her role as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a five-year career at the agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama nominated Lee for the USPTO leadership position in 2014 and the Senate confirmed her nomination in March 2015. Lee previously held the roles of interim …

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Butch Luckie: Air Force’s IT Savings Hit $565M

Butch Luckie, chief of information technology business analytics at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch has achieved nearly 17 percent reduction in the service branch’s IT budget of more than $3.9 billion during the past two years. Luckie told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday that figure represents …

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Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday. Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn write that Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche indicated in the company’s analysis of the documents that NSA …

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Intel’s Patty Hatter to Serve on NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Patty Hatter, Intel‘s security group professional services business unit vice president and general manager, will join the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board on a four-year term. NIST said Tuesday the 20-year leadership veteran will fill a role under the membership category defined in the ISPAB charter as four members from …

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Michael Overstreet: DoD Looks to Update Enforcement Strategies on Network Segmentation

The Defense Department looks to address challenges on network segmentation and update previous enforcement strategies that use access control lists on enclave firewalls of routers, a blog entry posted on the Cisco website said Wednesday. Michael Overstreet, DoD security systems engineering manager, said that the agency has released guidelines on how to process …

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