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Border agencies test hand-launched drones

CBP and the Border Patrol plan tests of three varieties of small drone aircraft along U.S. borders in the coming weeks, with an eye toward a larger acquisition of the portable vehicles.

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Vets.gov offers new login security for users

The Department of Veterans Affairs is authenticating users at Vets.gov via a new commercial standard as it seeks to transform the way vets access their services.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Mnuchin: Commercial sector should solve digital ID

The federal government can help the private sector develop secure identity technologies, but it shouldn't pick tech winners and losers, according to the Treasury secretary.

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Military IT chiefs want combat-ready infrastructure

Army CIO Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher said current DOD networks aren't necessarily what's required for the next conflict.

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DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

Consolidating federal networks could lead to new security holes

Upgrading the federal government's networks is a bipartisan goal among policymakers in Washington, but some worry that a unified architecture presents risks of its own.

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Walter Copan tapped to lead NIST

A former senior executive at the Brookhaven National Lab is President Trump's pick to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Federal CISOs want more education and training to help boost incident response

To get ahead of cyberthreats, agency CIOs and CISOs want to focus on reducing response times from weeks and months to minutes.

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CenturyLink delays Level 3 acquisition

EIS contract winners CenturyLink and Level 3 pushed their acquisition plans back a month for a California utilities commission approval, but don't expect it to affect planning.

New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval

A committee of the Election Assistance Commission approved a set of guidelines designed to make voting more secure and more accessible.

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House passes bill to streamline DHS info sharing

The bill puts legislative heft behind a Department of Homeland Security plan to integrate data access across components.

CBP mobile sensor tower near Nogales, Ariz.

CBP's border wall plans integrate tech

Despite funding uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection is moving ahead with designs for a technological and physical barrier along the southern border.

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