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IRS closes in on industry-based fraud squad

The IRS is inching closer to operationalizing a public-private information sharing center to help prevent tax fraud including refund scams and identity theft.

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GDPR and the compliance conundrum

The General Data Protection Regulation's effects already are being felt far beyond the European Union.

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DHS seeks drones to patrol the border

The DHS technology directorate wants to test small drones and their onboard sensors in a variety of security scenarios.

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Pentagon bans sale of Chinese phones at military exchanges

The move is the latest salvo in the government's ongoing conflict with telecom companies Huawei and ZTE over concerns their devices could be used to facilitate Chinese government spying

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Data-driven policy bill stalls in the Senate

A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.

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CBP officers test body cams

The short-term cost is the camera, a former agency chief said. The big expense is with data storage and retrieval.

For better cybersecurity, be nice to your CFO

Instead of looking for the new hire or the next great tech to protect federal networks, agency cybersecurity officials could get more done by befriending their financial counterparts.

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FAA expands automated airspace control for drones

Drone operators can now quickly register flights in controlled airspace in four more regions.

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DOD seeks battlefield blood delivery drones

A recent solicitation from DIUx points to a plan to advance front-line medical care for combat troops.

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4 steps toward IT consolidation

To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.

More detail on why DHS banned Kaspersky

A pair of filings in Kaspersky Labs' ongoing battle with the U.S. government fills in some of the blanks.

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CBO looks to boost cybersecurity

The Congressional Budget Office is looking for ways to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.

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