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Hurd dishes on MGT's future

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) discusses the prospects of the MGT Act's centralized modernization fund actually getting funded for fiscal year 2018 and how agencies can maximize the working capital funds.

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National Lab offers tech test drives to business

The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering short-term licensing agreement that companies can use to take tech out for a spin to see if they like it.

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DHS advisory board to examine 'going dark' encryption challenge

At the House Homeland Committee's request, DHS created a working group within the Homeland Security Advisory Council to deal with the challenges encryption poses to law enforcement agencies.

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CBP to share real-time license plate feed with DEA

The nation's drug enforcers will get access to a real-time feed of license plate reader data that includes info on every car and truck crossing a U.S. land border.

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FAA bans drone flights over nuclear research facilities

The FAA will ban drone flights over seven nuclear energy and research facilities operated by the Department of Energy at the end of the year.

U.S. blames WannaCry on North Korea

In the wake of the attribution, DHS says it plans to take a more active role in combatting attacks that target the private sector.


Kaspersky challenges DHS software ban in court

Kaspersky Lab announced Dec. 18 that it will challenge a DHS directive banning the use of their software in the federal government.

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White House leans on private sector for modernization

As agencies prepare to tackle the administration's IT priorities, the White House is looking to unite federal and private-sector efforts to modernize government systems.

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Trump security plan calls for consequences for cyberattacks

President Trump's first National Security Strategy called for improving risk management and resilience, but remained vague on authorities and coordination.

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Air Force shells out $26K in daylong bug bounty event

During a live-hacking event in New York City earlier this month, 25 security researchers uncovered nearly 60 unknown vulnerabilities.

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GSA gets ready for new e-commerce portals

Federal acquisition pros are gearing up to implement a provision in the defense authorization bill to let government buy through existing online marketplaces.

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FCC CTO worries about a world without net neutrality

Ahead of Thursday's historic vote to repeal the Obama administration's open internet rules, the Federal Communications Commission's CTO Eric Burger penned concerns over whether internet providers would throttle and block access to websites.

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