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Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

Air Force cybersecurity campaign takes off

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender announced a yearlong cybersecurity awareness push and the creation of a chief information security office.

Jeh Johnson

More states tap DHS for help with voting security

DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation.

Gen. Robert B. Abrams

General: Cyber capabilities exceed authorities

The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command said the Army is making progress in developing cyber capabilities, but the authority to use some of them is lagging.

Cyberattack, financial services

Cybersecurity spending not at risk in election

A new study says DHS is likely to get money to continue cybersecurity programs, no matter who winds up in the White House, because the threat is too big to ignore.

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Trump announces plans for Cyber Review Team

In a speech to a veterans group, the Republican presidential nominee offered an outline for his cybersecurity policy.

USAF Gen. John Hyten

Senate confirms new head of Strategic Command

The Senate has confirmed Air Force Gen. John Hyten as the new commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees Cyber Command.

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Standards group releases guidelines on cyber information sharing

The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has published initial guidelines on the establishment of ISAOs to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing.

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House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.

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GSA unveils Data Federation portal

GSA wants new U.S. Data Federation to become source and inspiration for more open data across government.

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Treasury mulls open identifier system

The Treasury Department is working on a Legal Entity Identifier system to link financial institutions, but officials say its government-wide adoption would require assurances of open, free and high-quality data available on a non-discriminatory basis.

Could critical infrastructure designation make state election systems less safe?

Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."

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Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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