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Chris Krebs NPPD undersecretary

Christopher Krebs picked to lead NPPD

The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission.

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EIS vendors show progress on testing

Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing.

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DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process.

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DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce.

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OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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Feds warn on ransomware threat to schools

The FBI's cyber unit and the Department of Education cautioned schools nationwide of growing ransomware threat.

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Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.

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IT hiring fair offers early successes

Federal agencies are seeing an early yield from their participation in a first-of-its-kind governmentwide federal IT hiring fair in November.

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McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate.

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Justice taps big data in investigations

Advanced analytics are playing an increasingly important role in the Department of Justice's financial fraud and drug trafficking investigations

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Will new border tech put privacy rights at risk?

Privacy advocates are wary of some technologies proposed in border security legislation.

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Will feds get to read the Nunes memo?

A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees.

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