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Top Official Sentenced

The man who used to be in charge of preventing cyber crime for a major government agency is going to prison for commiting very serious cyber crimes of his own.

Timothy DeFoggi was acting director of cyber security at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He has been sentenced to 25 years in prison following conviction on child pornography charges -- one of the very crimes it was his job to prevent.

From one of his prosectors -- quote -- "Using the same technological expertise he employed as acting director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators."

DeFoggi was a member of a child porn network eventually shut down by the FBI.

Mixed Messages

A State department Twitter page got off to a bumpy start this new year, tweeting -- quote -- RIP wishes to terror victims.

But those pictured in the message are believed to be very much alive.

The post on the state department's anti-terror website read -- quote -- "Entering 2015, taking time to honor some of terror's many victims of 2014 and their families -- RIP."

The collage includes the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, Yazidi women and children, American journalist Austin Tice and British journalist John Cantlie -- all of whom are believed to be very much alive and held by terror groups.

The state department removed the tweet after being advised of the error.

Quote -- "We sincerely apologize to the families and friends of people mistakenly pictured in a tweet as 2014 terror victims who we believe are still alive."

A spokesperson says state will keep working to make sure messages it posts are accurate.

Game On

And finally, a new skill set is making its mark on the world of college sports.

This Fall, Kentucky's University of Pikeville will have a varsity video game team, complete with 20 scholarships.

The players may not spend long hours hitting the weights, but school officials say the activity requires skill, practice and teamwork.

Pikeville is the second school in the U.S. to declare video gaming a scholarship activity.

Robert Morris University fielded the nation's first varsity video game team this past fall.