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DHS intel shop needs to work on privacy protection, says watchdog

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS office needs to buff its info handling skills, according to an inspector general report.

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What can the government do about big data fairness?

Big data analytics are used in making determinations for credit, employment, and even criminal sentencing. Should the government make sure they are used fairly?

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DOD poised to release milCloud 2.0 RFP

MilCloud 2.0 is a further bid by the Defense Department to embrace commercial cloud services to cut costs.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene

In a "dear colleague" letter, Capitol Hill's leading computer geeks tell members of Congress how to protect themselves online.

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Techies: make bank at CFPB

With a veteran CIO planning his exit, the CFPB needs a new tech leader – and the agency can offer far more than the typical federal salary.

Britain takes digital ID out of beta as U.S. lags

The United Kingdom will go live with its governmentwide digital identity platform, GOV.UK Verify, in the coming days. The U.S. government will need a little more time.

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FAA opens up drone registration database

The FAA has made its database of hobbyists' and recreational users' unmanned aerial systems more widely available to the public.

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Navy retools cyber policy

The new policy signed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus sets up a program for preventing insider threats, among other actions.

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Smart cities need cash

Establishing high-tech, more efficient infrastructure across America will require upfront investments, and the Transportation Department's model might be the way to get that funding right.

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Experts split on the federal cyber sprint

Cybersecurity managers are divided on whether a 30-day cybersecurity "sprint" actually strengthened the government's defenses, according to a new study.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

With ransomware on the rise, Senate botnet bill gets another shot

The bipartisan measure, which failed last year, would create a new criminal offense for selling or providing access to botnets.

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Senator asks Fed about SWIFT heist

Hackers are stealing millions by cracking weak links in SWIFT's interbank money transfer system, and Sen. Tom Carper wants to know what the Fed and others are doing about it.

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