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GSA unveils Data Federation portal

GSA wants new U.S. Data Federation to become source and inspiration for more open data across government.

Charles Phalen

Administration appoints first head of NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

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Treasury mulls open identifier system

The Treasury Department is working on a Legal Entity Identifier system to link financial institutions, but officials say its government-wide adoption would require assurances of open, free and high-quality data available on a non-discriminatory basis.

Could critical infrastructure designation make state election systems less safe?

Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."

R. David Edelman - White House technology adviser

US and EU seek to bridge data privacy gaps

The U.S. and the European Union have spent years trying to come to agreement over questions of privacy, security and commerce in cyberspace -- and challenges remain.

GSA, Dun & Bradstreet agree on wider DUNS use

New deal gives agencies wider use of procurement data keyed to DUNS numbers.

Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

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Candidates trade barbs on cybersecurity

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over whether Russia was behind a recent spate of cyberattacks on U.S. targets.

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The challenge of liability protection for cyberthreat sharing

The federal government is increasingly seeking partnerships with industry to share threat data and combat cyberattacks, but agencies differ on what liability protections to offer the private sector.

18 states tap DHS for voting security help

Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats.

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New draft of cyber response plan nearly ready for release

After months of debate and deliberation, the Department of Homeland Security is putting the final touches on a revised plan that is designed to expand on Presidential Policy Directive 41.

Bush founds DHS.

The creation of DHS

Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism.

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