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Lawmakers seek answers on alleged FCC DDoS attack

Five Democratic senators are seeking an FBI investigation into possible cyberattacks on the Federal Communication Commission's online comment system.

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VA chief will seek IT funding supplemental

Once the Department of Veterans Affairs makes a decision on the future of its electronic health records system, it will seek money from Congress to put the plan into place.

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Booz Allen, NGA probe intel leak

Defense and intelligence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency are investigating how a trove of sensitive program data was apparently uploaded to a public Amazon cloud server.

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Senators want a (bug) bounty on DHS

Senators have introduced legislation to establish a Department of Homeland Security bug bounty program modeled on the Hack the Pentagon that would unleash white-hat hackers on agency systems.

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White House seeks authority to track and destroy drones

Under draft legislation, federal agencies would have the authority to disable or destroy drone aircraft deemed dangerous to government operations.

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Windstream drops EIS protest

The company withdraws its pre-award protest of GSA's massive telecommunications contract, paving the way for an agency award.

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VA looks at cut in tech funding

While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy.

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Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB.

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What the PATCH Act doesn't do

Proponents of the current Vulnerabilities Equities Process say the proposed PATCH Act will likely improve the process, but it is just one piece of a larger cybersecurity puzzle.

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Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census.

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Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data.

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Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack.

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