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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that, in hindsight, her decision to use a private email server to conduct official business was not the best one. But she is defending it and said the system was secure.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 March, 2015 07:52
A week before former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sworn into office in January 2009, clintonemail.com was registered as domain. It became Clinton's principal email address as secretary of state, and its use was known by U.S. officials.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 09 March, 2015 22:57
There are many questions regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of her private email to conduct official business. A leading one is whether the department's IT managers did anything to question or stop it.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 06 March, 2015 08:19
Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln, included a famous line President Lincoln may or not have said: "I am the President of the United States, clothed with immense power." That description might apply today to D.J. Patil.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 21 February, 2015 02:09
If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals -- and many others -- will be miserable. Many will be called into work. But they won't be paid, they won't know when they will be paid, and they will be forced to work under less than ideal conditions.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 February, 2015 01:23
Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.
By Cindy Waxer | 24 March, 2014 10:37
A report Thursday by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calling the NSA's bulk phone records collection program illegal and mostly useless puts the Obama Administration in an awkward spot.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 23 January, 2014 19:45
The NSA is spending some $80 million in basic research on quantum computing, money that may ultimately help commercialize quantum computing for the private sector.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 January, 2014 15:27
CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?
By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 December, 2013 11:55
The following report, is based on a global survey of 706 IT and security professionals conducted in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The goal of the survey was to capture data on current attitudes and trends with mobile devices and IT security. This is the third survey on this topic and this report evaluates differences in responses to similar questions asked over the past two years.
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