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Tim Ruland: Census Bureau Partners With Carnegie Mellon University to Build Up Insider Threat Program

The U.S. Census Bureau has collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University to build up its insider threat program as part of the agency’s risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes Tim Ruland, chief information technology security officer at the Census Bureau, said the bureau also concluded two phishing exercises …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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Washington Post: Hackers Stole DNC Research Data on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

The Democratic National Committee has experienced a data breach that committee officials and security professionals say was conducted by state-sponsored hackers in Russia to steal research data on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ellen Nakashima writes the hackers gained unauthorized access to the computer network …

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FAA Rolls Out Registered UAS Owner Location Database

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a database that contains information on the location of each registered owner of small unmanned aircraft systems in response to several Freedom of Information Act requests. FAA said Wednesday the system only includes data on each UAS owner’s zip code, city and state and excludes the owners’ …

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Chuck Elmore: Air Force’s Investigative Org Aims to Migrate Entire Network to AFNet

Chuck Elmore, chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, plans to consolidate the organization’s enterprise network into the military branch’s AFNet infrastructure in the next year or so, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes AFOSI has already migrated about 20 percent of its network into AFNet as part a …

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ABC News: State Dept Addresses Potential Risk to Database After Internal Cyber Review

The State Department has discovered after an internal cyber defenses review discovered the agency’s Consular Consolidated Database could be compromised because of security gaps in the agency’s system, ABC News reported Thursday. Mike Levine and Justin Fishel write the review found cyber attackers could potentially target and manipulate over half a billion visa records containing personal …

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Inspector General: 23 OPM Data Systems Lack Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has evaluated OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that up to 23 of its data networks operate without valid system authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov 10. audit report that it performed the audit at the agency’s …

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David Bray: FCC Seeks Feedback on Website Updates

The Federal Communications Commission will continue to seek public comments as it works to update the FCC.gov website. David Bray, chief information officer of FCC, wrote in a blog post posted Friday the agency has launched a new Beta version of the website that runs on Drupal, an open source …

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