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Senate hears from IC nominees as spy authority renewal is set to pass

President Trump’s nominees for two key intelligence community oversight roles offered support of section 702 reauthorization during a smooth confirmation hearing.

GSA signals new cyber rules for contractors

The GSA's planned regulations require contractors to take responsibility for unclassified systems and data and report breaches.

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Watchdog calls out EIS risks

GSA's inspector general warned that the transition to the new $50 billion telecom contract is being put at risk because of a lack of interagency agreements.

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Should US companies hack back? It's complicated, says DHS chief

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen assured senators that the agency would help private companies protect themselves, but she shied away from endorsing active defense tactics.

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DHS pursues cases exploiting biometric data gaps

A federal judge's recent order denaturalizing a naturalizing U.S. citizen shows how efforts to remedy a digital fingerprint gap are working.


Senators, staffers are next on Russia's cyber hit list, says report

A report from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro says Russian hackers are gearing up to attack the U.S. Senate.

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DISA looks to walk the walk on multi-factor authentication

An individual's walking gait will be the first biometric used to continuously authenticate mobile warfighters.

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How DOD defends data in the cloud

While commercial providers have responsibilities, one senior officer said, defense agencies are ultimately responsible for protecting data in the cloud.

House passes vulnerability disclosure oversight bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to inform Congress about how it makes vulnerability disclosure decisions.

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3 ways DHS is helping states with election security

A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.

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Senate bill would give FTC new data breach authority

Two Democratic senators are looking to create a new cybersecurity office at the Federal Trade Commission to police data breaches at credit reporting agencies.

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GSA kicks off e-commerce portal effort

The federal acquisition agency held its first listening meeting with e-commerce providers as it begins planning its own ecommerce portal for federal buyers.

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