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Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, U.S. Navy

DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle

Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will help oversee the Defense Information Systems Agency's 8,000 employees and manage an $11 billion budget.

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FAA, FCC tackle hurricane complications

Unauthorized drones in the air over hurricane disaster zone and telecommunications outages are among the myriad issues facing response agencies as Hurricane Harvey churns through Texas.

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Digital rights advocates slam DOJ data request

Nearly 80 civil and digital rights organizations wrote a letter to the Department of Justice objecting to its "overly broad" data request aimed at a website that coordinated inauguration protests.

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Can Congress save the 2020 census?

As the Census Bureau has had to cancel or suspend programs to cope with budgetary constraints, Congress is going to have to ramp up funding and oversight down the home stretch to avoid a failed count.

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First CDM Phase 3 task order hits the street

GSA has issued the first task order for the third phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program and looks for potential bidder responses by September.

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National Archives tilts toward paperless future

The National Archives and Records Administration plans to stop accepting non-electronic records submissions from agencies by the end of 2022.

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VA sued over sole-source plan for health records

A government contractor is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs over a planned move to shift from its homegrown electronic health records system Vista to the Cerner product used by the U.S. military.

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How to spot a North Korean bot

U.S. cyber watchdogs have new details on malware botnet infrastructure that is allegedly controlled by the North Korean government.

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Three vendors win SSA's $7.8 billion IT services contract

The Social Security Administration has selected CGI Federal, Leidos and Northrop Grumman for a potential 10-year, $7.8 billion contract for IT services.

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Unfilled DHS slots no barrier to border wall effort

Can the Department of Homeland Security focus on the border wall project without permanent leaders in key spots?

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Senate bill bans joint cyber initiative with Russia

The intelligence authorization bill also mandates a governmentwide plan to combat election hacking and makes changes to personnel policy for cyber professionals.

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White House details 2019 R&D priorities

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities -- and dollars -- toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources.

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