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Where should agencies look for innovation?

John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups.

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Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system.

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New standards coming for ISAOs

There are no common standards for data collection and dissemination at private-sector cybersecurity information sharing groups, but that is expected to change soon.

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Senate bill keeps election systems critical

A new bill looks to maintain the DHS designation of election systems as critical infrastructure while helping state officials access classified threat information.

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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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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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Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

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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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Government Cyber Insider tracks the technologies, policies, threats and emerging solutions that shape the cybersecurity landscape.

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