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NIST gets new cyber powers under House bill

A House panel approved legislation that would add new cybersecurity auditing and reporting duties to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House science office.

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Why the private sector is key to cybersecurity

There is only so much the military can do to protect the country in cyberspace, expert witnesses at a House hearing said, so Congress should invest more is supporting the private sector.

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SEC advances open data rule

Two commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require public companies to submit financial statements in a streamlined open data format.

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Bid protest continues to stall FirstNet award

The First Responder Network Authority is preparing to announce the award for its nationwide broadband public safety network, once it settles an ongoing bid protest.

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Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple.

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VA seeks permanent CISO

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a permanent IT security lead.

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Rogers: Why data is critical infrastructure

The head of the NSA says that in the wake of Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee, the U.S. has to rethink what critical infrastructure means in a digital age.

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Close calls with unmanned aircraft increase

The number of close encounters between civilian aircraft and unmanned drones in national airspace is on the rise, the FAA reports.

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How Einstein changes the way government does business

The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

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The future of open data in the Trump administration

Government transparency advocates expect Obama-era open data policies to continue but would like to see agencies and Congress prioritize their expansion.

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How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

The U.S. and the international community have yet to agree to standard definitions of cyber attacks and cyber-enabled economic warfare, and that's hindering effective policy responses to attacks, according to a new report.

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More states say DHS scanned election systems

Reports from two more states say their election systems were scanned without authorization by DHS during election season.

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