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Leslie Caldwell, assistant Attorney General. Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas, FCW.

DOJ official: Some crypto poses 'undeniable' threat to public safety

Encryption has its virtues, but it is not universally good, said Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for Justice's Criminal Division.

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Social confusion: Looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Sen. Cruz pushes 'last chance' to block IANA transition

Sen. Ted Cruz wants to halt the United States' long-standing plan to transfer oversight of the Internet address system's architecture to a multi-stakeholder group.

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FTC: Too soon for internet of things laws

The Federal Trade Commission sees risks and opportunity in internet of things applications, but thinks new laws specific to the technology would be premature.

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Navy hits refresh button on IT inventory

The Navy projects the updated Applications and Database Management System can save it millions of dollars.

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ONC offers health data playbook for patients

To educate patients about their rights over medical data, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT unveiled a series of educational videos and a Patient Engagement Playbook.

Brian Burns

VA's CISO moves on

Brian Burns will be leaving the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 10 for a different federal agency.

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USMC wrestles with responsibility of owning network

Three years since taking ownership of its computer network, the Marine Corps is still playing catch up in training its acquisition personnel.

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FCC revamping comment system

FCC is finalizing a cloud-based comment system that can better handle sudden input surges and make data more readily available.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS advisory council report could help NPPD

A Homeland Security Advisory Council report advocating closer coordination across infrastructure segments could boost the prospects for a reorganization of DHS' cybersecurity unit.

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White House looks to save billions on software

New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.

Ash Carter and Jeh Johnson

House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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