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The investigation into the August hack of the National Security Agency’s cybersecurity tools is looking into a theory that a former NSA employee left the information on a remote server that the Russian hackers found, according to Reuters. […]

Lisa Donnan, left, Jenny Menna, and Renee Tarun address the 2016 Cyber Security Brainstorm on Sept. 13, 2016. (Photo: MeriTalk)
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The Defense Information Systems Agency receives notifications for about 800 million alarms a day while providing support for 146 mission partners, and Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, vice director, said the agency is trying to grant all 146 partners access to the commercial cloud.






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Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a news conference at the new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, office in Boston, July 26, 2016. (Photo: Department of Defense)

It’s been one year since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the formation of the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s new Silicon Valley outreach effort designed to bring private sector technology innovations into the military at a faster pace and at lower cost than the big iron projects of the past.






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Like Federal entities and tech companies nationwide, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working on solutions for good cybersecurity practices. Matt Conner, deputy information security officer and director of the Cybersecurity Office at NGA, said that the agency is in the laborious process of moving to the cloud. Conner will be speaking on cyber risks at the Symantec Government Symposium on Aug. 30.






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A Government Accountability Office study uncovered a huge discrepancy in Federal reporting on sexual violence because the agencies that collect the data don’t record or label incidents the same way. According to data collection efforts from four Federal agencies, between 244,190 and 1,929,000 rapes or sexual assaults occurred in 2011.






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