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House panel advances FISA reform

The Judiciary committee passed a bill to require federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before querying spy databases, but some are worried about potential loopholes.

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NDAA pushes more oversight of cyber

With $8 billion dedicated to improving U.S. cyber capabilities, the NDAA has a host of policies geared toward boosting the cyber workforce and streamlining operations.

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GSA wants feedback on cloud contract language

A recent RFI seeks examples of effective and problematic contract language as well as suggestions on how to incorporate cloud services into different contract vehicles for direct solicitations, resellers and system integrators.

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Lawmakers look to CBP, Post Office on opioid data sharing

Senators want Customs and Border Protection and the Post Office to gather more data on incoming international illicit Fentanyl packages and urge both develop electronic package pre-arrival data exchange.

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Judge rules protestor couldn't compete for Vista replacement

In a recently unsealed ruling, a federal judge also noted that the administrative record lacks detail on why specifically Cerner was selected as the prime contractor for the replacement electronic health record system.

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Why it's harder than you think to hack a voting machine

Despite the fear and hype, there are several obstacles that make the most direct form of tampering, altering vote counts, extremely difficult.

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Joyce: Civilian cyber could use more discipline

The top White House cybersecurity adviser suggests civilian agencies could take a page from the Pentagon's handbook.

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DHS nominee faces Senate

Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.

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IT funding bill survives NDAA conference

The $700 billion defense bill now poised for final passage includes provisions to modernize agency IT through revolving funds and allow for for easy, off-the-shelf Pentagon procurement.

How the Air Force is building resiliency

Compliance only gets you so far, explained one senior official.

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OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts.

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S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.

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