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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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Alliant 2 Small Business bogged down by size standard appeals

Because of an unusual volume of complaints, it appears that Alliant 2 Small Business won't be open for business any time soon.

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USDA plans to centralize CIO role

The Department of Agriculture is looking to consolidate internal operations and get help from outside agency walls to carry out its modernization plans.

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Can DHS purchase innovation?

At a reverse industry day, representatives from DHS and industry discussed what's keeping government from innovating.

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IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog.

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America is losing the cyber war: Here's how to turn the tide

A veteran of DOD's Hack the Pentagon program argues that every agency should be working with white hat hackers.

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