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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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House committee threatens subpoena in Kaspersky doc request

The chairman of a House committee told the DHS secretary he would force compulsory production of documents over the Kaspersky Lab software ban if they weren't shared voluntarily.

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House panel presses DHS, FBI to help small biz with cyber defense

As the number of cyber events rise, Congress is looking to DHS and FBI for guidance to help small businesses.

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Congress looks to make grant info DATA Act friendly

New legislation fills in financial reporting gaps in the the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

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