The FBI is slowly rolling out a Facebook for malware

The FBI’s Malware Investigator grants users the ability to search through millions of malware files and share info with others on different versions of malicious software.

New IT subcommittee to debut in 114th Congress

Less than a week after the Federal Information Technology Acquisition and Reform Act and several cybersecurity-related pieces of legislation passed the U.S. House and Senate to close out the 113th Congress, the head of the next Congress’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced a new subcommittee devoted solely to IT.

Are social media companies doing enough to stop terrorist recruitment?

The world’s most popular social media sites and an increasing number of new, emerging social platforms have replaced members-only chatrooms and message boards as the preferred method of terrorist organizations to radicalize and recruit new members.

Justice Department releases two APIs as part of new digital services

Justice Department unveiled the DOJ News API and the DOJ Law Jobs API, which enable Web developers to build mobile apps, websites and other software applications that can search, sort and filter through the department’s press releases, blog posts, speeches and job vacancies.

Best places to work: Top 10 federal subagencies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of General Counsel leapt to the top of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government among agency subcomponents.

Best places to work: Top 10 large federal agencies

Once again, NASA topped the list of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government among large agencies. The space agency garnered the No.1 spot for the past three years, despite budget cuts and the end of the space shuttle program.

Job satisfaction among feds falls to all-time low

NASA once again tops the list as the large federal agency with the highest employee satisfaction, according to a new survey. But overall, federal employee satisfaction fell for the fourth consecutive year.

FBI’s Jennifer Sanchez discusses women in tech

Jennifer Sanchez, assistant director for the FBI’s IT customer relationship and management division, talks to FedScoop TV about increasing the number of women in the federal tech workforce.

Postal Service hack raises new security questions

The Postal Service is still scrambling to process a system breach from two months ago that put the personal information of 800,000 employees at risk, an agency executive told lawmakers Wednesday.

Employee data potentially compromised in USPS systems breach

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said personal information for any current postal employee and any employee who left the agency sometime after May 2012 could be at risk. The network intruder also may have accessed information about customers who contacted the Postal Service call center this year between Jan. 1 and Aug. 16.

Tech execs debut #SmartIsBeautiful to encourage women in STEM

Members of the women in technology panel at the 2014 FedTalks Thursday committed to mentoring young women and girls interested in technology.

The war on botnets evolves

A carefully orchestrated campaign led by the FBI to dismantle the most damaging botnets on the Internet continues to register notable successes in the effort to put an end to a cybercrime problem that drains $113 billion a year from economies around the world.

Point-of-sale crisis: Anatomy of a cyberattack

What’s behind the alarming increase in cyberattacks on point-of-sale systems? The Secret Service and the FBI say it’s pretty simple: POS systems are easy to hack and they hold all the money.

Comey: FBI fears ‘missing out’ on criminals due to new encryption standards

FBI Director James Comey called for a national conversation about how far tech companies should be allowed to go in applying encryption to their devices, saying law enforcement faces growing and overlapping challenges in accessing data needed to prosecute crimes. During a speech at the Brookings Institution Thursday, Comey said the new forms of encryption being developed for mobile devices, as well as the rapid growth of the devices themselves, make it tough for the FBI to keep up with ways criminals can “go dark.” “With going dark, those of us in law enforcement and public safety have a major fear…

Twitter sues federal government for transparency

Twitter filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging that it censored the microblogging platform’s scope in producing transparency reports on NSA requests to monitor users’ accounts.

Reinventing the FBI: The Comey vision

James B. Comey is only the seventh director in FBI history. And with only a year on the job, he is spearheading a quiet revolution in how the 106 year-old institution recruits, trains, organizes and develops its leadership.

Behind the FBI’s struggles to be an early tech adopter

For Jeremy Wiltz moving to the cloud has been all about trust. But the the deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Information Services branch acknowledges the bureau will never be in the position where it can deploy the latest technologies and worry about working out the kinks later.

FBI nears completion on massive digitization effort

The FBI next month is scheduled to complete the monumental task of digitizing millions of criminal history files, civil records and fingerprint cards, the agency announced Friday.

HP to pay USPS $32.5 million for overcharges

According to a release from the Justice Department, the tech company agreed to pay the Postal Service $32.5 million amid allegations that HP overcharged USPS between 2001 and 2010. HP allegedly failed to comply with pricing terms established in a contract between the two entities.

DOJ office looking for new CIO

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is looking for a new chief information officer, according to a job posting on USAJobs.gov.

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