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McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

Gregory Touhill

Touhill outlines skills he wants from IT workforce

New U.S. CISO Greg Touhill discussed the skills he believes the cybersecurity workforce should have and offered advice for the next administration.

CIA Director John Brennan speaking at CSIS Sept. 9 2016

Brennan: Government 'cannot just hope' private sector will protect digital domain

CIA Director John Brennan warned of the need to improve government defense of the digital domain before a catastrophic event.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Cruz seeks to block internet transition

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture.

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Army: Partnerships essential to meet future cyberthreats

For the Army to meet the cyberthreats of the future, it must forge deeper partnerships with industry and academia today.

Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Critical infrastructure designation for voting goes too far, says state official

Louisiana's secretary of state says possible DHS protection of state election systems, even in the wake of hacks, would be "overreach" by the federal government.

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Why contract language matters with cloud

GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements.

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Army wants cyber capability everywhere

The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

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IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved.

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Cloud approval can cost over $2 million

Cost estimates for FedRAMP authorization aren't simple to calculate, but on average it runs about $2.25 million, according to GSA.

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