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There's no MOS for cloud

The Department of Defense's road to cloud has been bumpy, exposing weak points in skillsets and education that the services are quickly trying to rectify.

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TSA tests facial recognition at LAX

The travel security agency wants to see if a combined facial recognition and e-Passport screening system can speed up document inspection.

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Global fitness tracker data exposes IoT policy gap

Thanks to data from fitness trackers, jogging routes of service members are providing a virtual atlas of sensitive military installations and forward operational bases around the world.

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Can election security be fixed in time for the 2018 vote?

With 2018 primaries fast approaching, policymakers are addressing election security concerns on multiple fronts, including online ad disclosure and cybersecurity for voting systems.

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DHS secretary: Focus on the systemic cyber risks

Block-and-tackle cybersecurity tactics are no longer effective, Kirstjen Nielsen said, so DHS and its partners must act together to address the evolving threats.

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White House continues push for access to overseas data

A new legal framework would allow the U.S. government to access data stored abroad by American companies.

DHS, auto industry group team up on cyber

Homeland Security's cyber information sharing program is expanding to the automobile industry as flaws in vehicle systems continue to surface.

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Regulating, securing IoT market remains a work in progress

From securing personal data to stopping botnets, there's a global race to regulate smart devices. How to do so remains elusive.

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IARPA ramps up biosecurity investments in 2018 and beyond

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is working on programs that could replace DNA identity testing, tougher encryption methods, and technology that could sniff out bioweapons.

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Security clearance process deemed 'high-risk' by GAO

The Government Accountability Office has added the governmentwide security clearance process to its list of government programs most in need of reform.

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Census Bureau changes course on key 2020 question

The move comes despite statistical research supporting an internal Census recommendation to combine two key questions to improve response rates.

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GAO to investigate bot-driven net neutrality comments

The congressional watchdog looks to take on the FCC's electronic filing system and the possible widespread of use bots to flood the system.

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