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Cyber deterrence is about more than punching back

Politicians and experts routinely call for a strategy that imposes costs on nation states for cyberattacks, but going on offense isn't always the answer.

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Senate Intel offers election security guidelines

A new report on election security by the Senate Intel committee calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems.

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USCG boosts ceiling on IT contract to stay on .mil network

The tempo of task orders on a key Coast Guard IT infrastructure vehicle is accelerating so fast that the agency must raise the contract ceiling or risk getting booted off the Department of Defense's central .mil network.

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How to beat the cost of crime-solving tech

Complex and expensive crime-solving needs are driving local law enforcement entities to the FBI and other deep-pocketed federal agencies for solutions.

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ID, traffic management next up for drones

Remote ID capabilities and a low-altitude traffic management system are the next building blocks for drone integration into U.S. airspace, the FAA director told Congress.

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House mulls revival of shuttered tech office

An appropriations bill funding the legislative branch calls for a study of resurrecting the defunct Office of Technology Assessment.

For contractors late on Kaspersky cleanup, DHS considers consequences

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen floated the possibility of punishment for noncompliant contractors in the wake of the federal ban on Kaspersky software.

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House bill backs new cyber program at Energy

The administration's request for a new budget line for cybersecurity activities at the Department of Energy earned big backing in an FY2019 appropriations bill.

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7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

The pressure for DOD contractors to bring their systems into compliance is especially strong, but these best practices can help any organization working with federal data.

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DOE announces new funding for quantum research

The Energy Department opened a multimillion dollar funding pool for its national lab experts to further explore quantum computing.

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Senate quietly confirms new Army Cyber Command leader

Before ducking out for spring recess, the Senate confirmed Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty to head Army Cyber Command.

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Why more agencies aren’t applying for TMF funds

Despite general agreement the Modernizing Government Technology Act was a win for federal IT, just nine projects were initially submitted for money from the central IT fund the law created.

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