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Can government help fight the war on botnets?

As the number of internet-connected devices increases, along with the threat of botnets and potential attacks, the role of government should not be solely focused on prescribing new legal mandates.

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New bill sets IoT standards for federal suppliers

A new bipartisan Senate bill would eliminate the federal government from purchasing connected devices with hard-coded passwords and other known vulnerabilities.

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GSA names 10 primes for $50B EIS contract

GSA awarded contracts for the vehicle that will be the foundation for next-generation telecom and network services for the next decade and a half at federal agencies.

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Lawmaker proposes cyber squad to educate campaign pros

Rep. Terri Sewell wants the federal government to take a hand in improving the cyber hygiene of political campaigns.

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Wyden presses spy chief on surveillance powers

Sen. Ron Wyden wants the Trump administration to publicly state whether the FISA law applies to communications that are "entirely domestic."

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Deputy takes the reins at DHS

Elaine Duke steps into the top job at DHS, as outgoing chief John Kelly moves to the White House as Trump's chief of staff.

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DOD risks 'rogue' apps under current IoT policy

A new GAO report called for the DOD to strengthen its policies and guidance for connected devices.

Lawmakers seek answers on agencies' use of Kaspersky tech

A House committee is asking federal agencies to turn over any records related to their use of software from a company suspected of having ties to the Kremlin.

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Why OMB needs to lead on reducing federal SSN use

The government's effort to reduce its reliance on social security numbers lacks central guidance, according to a recent oversight report.

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Federal acquisition shops shouldn't wait for direction

Three questions federal acquisition offices must answer after OMB Memo 17-22.

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NDAA could expand funding for student startup program

The Hacking for Defense initiative, which could be funded by the FY 18 defense bill, taps undergraduate teams to help solve DOD issues.

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OMB mandates hallway for packages

Federal agencies must use the best-in-class contract on GSA's acquisition gateway for package delivery services as OMB presses forward on category management efforts.

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