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WikiLeaks posts spy trove purporting to contain CIA hacking tools

Wikileaks launches what it claims is its largest-ever release of CIA data, which includes nearly 9,000 documents and files alleged to contain hacking tools and covert program details.

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Lawmakers target disappearing records

Two bills before the House Oversight committee deal with the problem of electronic records being altered or lost.

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Shared service gets some blame for HUD's financial woes

The department's struggles with shared services contributed to restatement of financial data, according to HUD's inspector general.

Cyber executive order nearing completion

The Trump administration is soliciting feedback from industry leaders on the long-awaited cyber executive order that could be finalized within a week.

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New immigration order pushes biometrics but lacks deadline

President Trump's revised executive order on immigration calls for an expedited biometric entry/exit system, but it doesn't set a deadline for bringing the system online.

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Aide to Trump tech adviser picked as deputy CTO

Michael Kratsios, the former chief of staff of Peter Thiel's venture firm, is getting a senior White House tech job.

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2017 defense bill advances

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward.

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DOD vague on AT&L split

The Department of Defense met its to update Congress on progress towards splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, but provided few details on what the split will look like.

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House panel defines scope of Russia probe

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has agreed on the scope of its inquiry into Russia's election influence operations as new questions arise about the attorney general's contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Grant program would support state, local cybersecurity

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to help state, local and tribal governments protect their data, systems and networks.

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McCain continues push for cyber policy

Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy.

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NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office.

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Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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