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Special forces testing new anti-drone systems

The Navy unit that oversees SEAL teams is set to test a system that can find and jam an increasing number of weaponized consumer-market drone aircraft.

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More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet

Five states have said they will use the nationwide broadband network for first responders, but costs still concern states weighing whether to join.

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Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Siloed operations and systems integration are serious concerns that better DevOps might help to mitigate, IT decision makers say.

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House Dems say voter data request poses serious cybersecurity concerns

Demanding that the Kris Kobach resign from the White House's election integrity commission, the legislators warn the request for state voter data could run afoul of the president’s cybersecurity executive order.

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CERT warns of Cisco WebEx vulnerability

Cisco has updated its conferencing tool because of the newly discovered bug.

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FedRAMP tweaks programs to speed authorizations

A new web form for FedRAMP Forward will ease submission of business cases for priority authorization, and proposed requirements for the FedRAMP Tailored baseline are out for public comment.

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DOD deploys health record system at second facility

MHS Genesis adds new capabilities as Naval Hospital Oak Harbor comes online.

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Census' $2B+ IT toolkit starts to take shape

With preparations for a dress rehearsal set to begin in August, the Census Bureau is rounding out the contracted services for its 2020 count.

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ICS-CERT assessments on the rise

More onsite cybersecurity assessments are being conducted by federal response teams for critical infrastructure providers.

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House adds cyber strategy provision to defense bill

The House overwhelmingly passed the 2018 defense bill after adding cyber provisions, including the requirement for the DOD to update its cyber strategy and definition of cyber deterrence.

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Will MGT pass before recess?

As the Senate grapples with lingering challenges, an IT modernization bill that sailed through the House of Representative and enjoys White House support still awaits committee markup.

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Why cyber capabilities are more important than strategy

The Senate version of the 2018 defense bill calls for the creation of a cyber strategy, but one former DOD official says the U.S. must focus on capabilities and authorities first.

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