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Here are the top cyber news and stories of the week.

  • GSA ITS outlines guiding principles for 2013 – The acting commissioner of GSA Integrated Technology Service outlined their 2013 principles in a blog post recently. He came up with these priorities from a recent roundtable. Via FedScoop, more here.
  • Bank Agrees to Reimburse Hacking Victim $300K in Precedent-Setting Case - The People’s United Bank in Maine has agreed to pay back $300,000 of money lost in a hack, plus around $45,000 in interest. This is a precedent for all financial industries and may set the standards for such cases in the future. Via Wired, more here.
  • GPO, Federal Register honored for using PKI - The GPO and Federal Register have been honored for using PKI to authenticate submissions to the latter agency. This use of PKI ensures that communications filed by federal agencies are authentic. Via FedScoop, more here.
  • Medicare EHR incentive payment oversight lacking, say auditors – In a report released yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services estimates it will spend $6.6B for Medicare providers to adopt electronic health records, which auditors do not believe are being used correctly. It is clear that training on EHRs is necessary in the near future. Via FierceGovernmentIT, more here.
  • NIST to host cloud, big data workshop - NIST will be hosting a Cloud Computing and Big Data Workshop, January 15-17, 2013. “Cloud computing and big data are each powerful trends. Together they can be even more powerful and that’s why we’re hosting this workshop,” said Chuck Romine, director of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory. Via FedScoop, more here.

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.