IG: Silos contributing to DHS immigration woes

An audit found that DHS is struggling to implement a unified immigration strategy and pointed to a series of breakdowns that illustrate a lack of communication and coordination between different offices.

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The future of algorithmic warfare

The Department of Defense is six months into Project Maven, an effort to leverage AI for warfighting.

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House bill would shake up HHS cyber offices

Two lawmakers are reviving a bid to improve cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services by reorganizing cyber personnel and operations.

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Air traffic control reform hits turbulence in Congress

Congress still faces the decision whether to privatize air traffic control responsibilities and the jobs of 30,000 federal employees.

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Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems.

Enrollment for threat sharing program continues to lag

The federal government has big plans for the Automated Indicator Sharing program, but agency officials and members of Congress continue to express frustration at the sluggish pace of enrollment.

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Three paths for Congress on spy powers

Privacy advocates and security hawks in Congress are grappling over the future of surveillance.

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Can Einstein and TIC keep up with the cloud?

As agencies reimagine their networks, key security tools are showing the strain.

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Commerce looks to the post office for census help

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified the department is "in negotiations" with USPS to use its postal carriers part-time to conduct Census operations during the 2018 end-to-end test.

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U.S. ports lack key cyber tools

The NotPetya attack in June that briefly crippled shipping giant Maersk is a reminder that maritime cybersecurity vulnerability is a problem with global reach.

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IG: EPA infosec needs better management

The EPA's internal watchdog praised the agency's information security program, but says improved management and training program are required to protect data.

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Learning to 'fight through the hurt'

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett wants U.S. cyber forces to be able fight through "Puerto Rico levels" of devastation.

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