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Ron Wyden

Senator presses White House to improve election cyber protections

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to name an election security czar, grade states on their election infrastructure and designate political campaigns as critical infrastructure.

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DHS cyber reorg bill passes House

The bill would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate and elevate the department's cyber and physical security missions.

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How data analytics improves government responsiveness

Imagine the possibilities of better and more effective use of data analytics in the federal government.

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White House pushes back on cyber strategy demand

President Trump indicates he's opposed to a congressional demand for a cybersecurity strategy in the 2018 defense bill.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Shakeup at TTS as Murphy takes over GSA

Long-time acquisition expert Emily Murphy takes over GSA, as new leaders move into key spots in the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Innovation is key to breaking government's age-old trade-offs

Agencies often find themselves facing conflicting goals, but a combination of innovation, technological advancement and management techniques can break the deadlock.

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Drone cybersecurity policy still up in the air

Federal agencies are facing a policy gap when it comes to IoT cybersecurity, but basic due diligence is still the best approach, experts say.

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Are the stars aligning for IT transformation?

The migration from Networx to EIS offers a forcing mechanism for rethinking IT infrastructure — if agencies resist the temptation of "like-for-like" updates.

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Can government kick bots out of the comments?

Providing feedback on proposed federal rule changes is so easy that bots can do it.

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Contractor agrees to new security protocols after exposing sensitive DISA data to Russia

Netcracker Technology Corp. signed an agreement to keep U.S. customer data in U.S. systems, settling a case that goes back to the Bush administration.

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Can NTIA figure out if social media breeds hate?

A new bill would task two federal agencies with supplying Congress with insight into the connection between social media and hate crimes.

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Granite State opts out of FirstNet

Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

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