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How data mining can help chase sex traffickers

To aid law enforcement, researchers developed automated data mining techniques that can identify human traffickers by linking bitcoin, online advertisements and writing style.

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DHS cyber shop seeks CTO

A key cyber hub at the National Protection and Programs Directorate is looking for a top tech officer.

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Election officials: 'We are going to need more assistance'

At the Election Assistance Committee's latest meeting, officials warn of "enlightening and frightening" planning exercises and a need for additional funding.

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NIST retools security and privacy controls for IoT era

NIST expands its security and privacy governance strategies to address the new ecosystem of connected devices.

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Verizon plans FirstNet rival

Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

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Can AI tools replace feds?

The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

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The future of prediction in an unpredictable world

Agility and prediction are not mutually exclusive in government decision-making, according to a new study.

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Senators look to pass MGT via defense bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act could become law via a defense bill, like its predecessors FITARA and Clinger-Cohen.

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DHS elevates Driggers to senior cyber post

Rick Driggers is moving to the deputy slot at the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at DHS.

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DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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Trump targets China for IP policies

A new presidential memorandum tasks the U.S. Trade Representative with addressing China’s policy of compelling foreign companies to divulge trade secrets in exchange for access to the Chinese markets.

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Census walks back tech solution to population count

The Census Bureau expects to nearly double the number of in-person household visits -- and in turn, the total burden hours -- during its critical dress rehearsal test.

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