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Senators seek answers on TSA tech

Lawmakers quizzed the head of DHS' Science and Technology Directorate on the proposed $469.9 million R&D budget.

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How data can help counter violent extremism

A new public-private collaboration looks to distribute usable data that can help analysts and others understand and unwind conflicts on the ground.


FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas

The final report by an FAA-backed rulemaking committee recommends categorizing drones by size and permitting some to be operated over people not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft.

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Crunch time for Data Act guidance

Senior officials at GAO and OMB agree that clear governance will make or break Data Act reporting, and that guidance will take shape in the next few weeks.

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Pentagon security clearances drop 20 percent in 3 years

The sharp decline reflects a concerted effort by the Obama administration to tighten the background-check process.

FBI lawyer says encryption has a purpose

After accessing a terrorist's iPhone without Apple's help, the FBI says it will take cues from the American people when it comes to the future of encryption.

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GSA rolls out faster access to IT schedule

Changes to GSA's Schedule 70 portal are designed to make it easier for new companies to enter the federal IT market.

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Comment flood slams federal website

A sudden burst of interest in copyright law threatened to take down and, activists worried, keep people's voices from being heard.

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Can government tech compete with Uber and Netflix?

Given the public's increasing expectations for government services to be available from anywhere, agencies might have to ditch incremental change in favor of transformation.

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Capacity building 'critical' for cybersecurity, says State official

State Department official Chris Painter backs capacity building to sustain the progress made on the administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace.

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What agency security chiefs want from the federal CISO

Security leaders said the upcoming federal CISO should be willing to collaborate, build on the ideas they've been brewing and give them greater influence in federal circles.

How should the Pentagon confront civil cyber emergencies?

Defense Department has plans for cooperating with civil authorities for myriad security situations, but lacks specific guidance when it comes to cyber incidents according to a government watchdog.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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