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Golden State senators want answers on data throttling

California firefighters battling wildfires have complained to Verizon about wireless data throttling, and the state's senators are pushing the carrier and the FCC for an explanation.

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Federal agencies reacted unevenly to Equifax breach

The federal government's central cyber incident response agency played a minor role in the wake of the Equifax breach, while agencies wondered who was in charge.

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VA looks to stabilize tech team

Senators stressed the importance of the coming electronic health record modernization project at the confirmation hearing for James Gfrerer, the nominee to lead the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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U.S. charges North Korean programmer for WannaCry, Sony hack

The U.S. government levied criminal and economic sanctions against a North Korean programmer and a company accused of carrying out the 2014 Sony hack, the 2017 WannaCry attacks and other cybercrimes.

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CAC is staying around for a while

Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said DOD is keeping the common access card, but is open to modernizing ID management.

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GAO: Data-driven management is stuck in neutral

The Government Accountability Office says agencies haven't really improved on data-driven decision-making since 2013.

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Study: Grid security needs to be a team sport

Electrical grid infrastructure providers and federal agencies need to do even more collaboration on operational preparation, response and recovery planning, according to a new study.

House passes CDM bill

The bill now moves to the Senate, where previous DHS cyber reform efforts have stalled over jurisdictional issues.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

Nielsen pushes CISA, drone authorities

The Homeland Security chief called on Congress to operationalize its cyber arm and give the agency the authority to defend critical infrastructure against drones.

DNI Coats testifies in the Senate March 6 2018

Online influence isn't just about elections, intel chief says

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats highlighted foreign information operations as a key priority.

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DOD extends JEDI deadline

The Pentagon has relented somewhat on its full-steam ahead approach to the big-ticket cloud computing infrastructure contract, giving interested parties three more weeks to put together their bids.

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CBP greets international boaters with app

Customs and Border Protection's online portal for international maritime arrivals is moving to a mobile app.

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