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General Daniel Allyn

Army seeks more cyber dollars in 2017 budget

The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army cautioned Congress that even a requested increase in funding won't be enough to get officials where they want to be.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas, FCW

Carter sizes up emerging technology in Silicon Valley visit

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is pushing to solidify the Defense Department's relationships in Silicon Valley in the final year of the Obama administration.

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Congress weighs in on FBI-Apple dispute

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle had serious questions about whether the FBI should be able to compel Apple to build software to support its investigative efforts.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Carter: U.S. disrupting Islamic State computer networks

The goal of the hacking campaign, which has intensified in recent weeks, is to cause Islamic State militants to "lose confidence in their networks," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 29.

Rep. Michael McCaul and Sen. Mark Warner

Details emerge about planned digital security commission

A new bill would create a commission to probe and issue recommendations on how to walk the line between privacy and security when it comes to commercially available encryption and other technologies.

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Why encryption is inevitable

In a new white paper on encryption, the Chertoff Group argues that law enforcement access to encrypted products would open a Pandora's box of problems.

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IG: 700,000 taxpayer accounts could be compromised

The 2015 breach of the IRS' Get Transcript tool swept up far more taxpayer accounts than the IRS initially thought, an IG investigation has revealed.

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Air Force Space Command claims cyber testing milestone

The Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system, which detects threats and assesses compliance, is now fully operational.

Will Hurd

Hurd: FBI should clarify why Apple's help is necessary

Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security.

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PSC wants answers on cancelled $675M cyber solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security's cancellation of a huge cybersecurity solicitation leaves potential contractors upset and on the hook for costs sunk into bids.

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DOD: $6.7B cyber budget would propel capabilities

The $6.7 billion the Defense Department wants to spend on cybersecurity in fiscal 2017 would take the military's cyber capabilities to the next level, Defense chiefs told Congress.

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ONC launches tool for electronic health record research

The HHS unit tasked with advancing health IT is behind and effort to coordinate conversation and research around electronic health record interoperability.

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