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Can FOIA be fixed?

A federal advisory committee offered tech and procedural suggestions to improve agency performance on meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Senate panel rips administration on cyber

Sen. John McCain decried the absence of White House cyber coordinator Rob Joyce from an Armed Services Committee hearing as "unconstitutional."

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DOJ sees a path to legal hacking

A legal framework for information security research is gaining traction, said a senior Justice Department official, but the guidance is broad, with specific policies emerging from the private sector.

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The White House IT report sounds good, but funding is still needed

To truly transform federal IT, agencies will need more than just reallocated resources.

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Why the Coast Guard treats cybersecurity like hazardous cargo

The Coast Guard is building a culture of cybersecurity along the lines of current physical safety protocols, said Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday.

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IRS to supply real-time income verification under Senate bill

A bipartisan bill just introduced in the Senate would put the cash-strapped IRS on the hook for developing a way of conducting income checks for the financial industry.

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Graves: When MGT passes, modernization plans are ready

With the expected passage and funding of the MGT Act, Graves said that funneling resources to address the greatest vulnerabilities is the overarching goal.

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Air Force takes cyber message 'beyond the uniform'

The Air Force has rolled out a new cyber hygiene program for service members and their extended families.

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White House: No new policy for encrypted chat apps

In a terse response to probing questions from Capitol Hill, a White House liaison indicates that there's no new policy when it comes to encrypted messaging platforms.

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China's push to lead in AI

China's new cybersecurity law does more than undergird plans for AI market dominance -- it shows how the government is building out rules for a new age of computing.

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Is the U.S. ready for a quantum leap in computing?

While widespread use of quantum computing is likely still years away, experts stress that government should ramp up preparations for a future that could disrupt the underpinnings of conventional encryption.

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IRS pushes back on data protection criticisms

Officials cite lower rates of fraudulent tax returns as a mark of improving taxpayer security, but external hacks and internal reviews demonstrate the agency still faces challenges.

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