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SBA, Visa Seek Disaster Recovery Apps via Small Business Week Hackathon

The Small Business Administration and Visa will hold a three-day hackathon that aims to encourage entrepreneurs and designers to develop applications and other platforms meant to help small businesses recover from natural disasters, FedScoop reported Monday. Participants will have access to the Visa Developer Platform and the U.S. government’s application programming interfaces to develop their apps as part of the Small Business Week hackathon that will kick off Friday, May 3, in Washington, D.C.

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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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US Government Inks Mobile Payment Deal with Apple

The U.S. government has signed a deal with Apple Inc. that authorizes federal employees to process government purchases using the Cupertino, California-based company’s mobile payment system, FedScoop reported Friday. Wyatt Kash writes Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University that the government will begin to use the …

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