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  • IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

    The Internal Revenue Service, which disclosed this week the breach of 100,000 taxpayer accounts, has been steadily reducing the size of its internal cybersecurity staff as it increases its security spending. This may seem paradoxical, but one observer suggested it could signal a shift to outsourcing.

  • Clinton regrets, but defends, use of family email server

    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.

  • State Department ducks security questions about Clinton emails

    A week before former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sworn into office in January 2009, was registered as domain. It became Clinton's principal email address as secretary of state, and its use was known by U.S. officials.

  • Clinton's shadow IT would not have passed private sector muster

    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.

  • In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

    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.

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