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07/05/2022
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Guns concealed. Data not so much.

The personal information of every concealed carry weapon holder in California was briefly exposed last week following an update to a state-run firearms data dashboard. The incident exposed the name, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, address and criminal history of every registered concealed carry license holder in the state — about 200,000 people overall. While the exposure lasted less than 24 hours, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said it's the type of incident that "breeds mistrust in government but also can cause real harm to individual privacy." Colin Wood reports.


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ICYMI: New Western CIOs

Nevada and New Mexico both have new CIOs. In Nevada, Timothy Galluzi, who’s served as the administrator of the Enterprise IT Services Division since February, has been named CIO, succeeding Alan Cunningham, who resigned last year after complaining that his duties were "altered dramatically." And in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham named Peter Mantos, a private-sector IT industry veteran, to be the state's new IT secretary. Read more about them.


National Guard gets closer with Cyber Command

The Pentagon's annual Cyber Yankee exercise last month demonstrated the evolution of the National Guard’s relationship with U.S. Cyber Command as the nation faces increased threats in cyberspace. Cyber Yankee acts as a dry run of sorts in which members of the Guard in the six New England states work side by side with the private sector, utilities and other federal agencies to protect critical infrastructure in a simulated attack.   Mark Pomerleau reports for FedScoop.


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