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DOT hits the gas on driverless cars

The administration is accelerating regulatory support for driverless car technology, and proposing $4 billion over 10 years for real-world pilots.

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McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Capitol Hill privacy advocates launch effort to repeal CISA

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are introducing legislation to repeal the Cyber Information Sharing Act of 2015, which hitched a ride on the omnibus bill at the end of 2015.

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DHS tries agile approach in Silicon Valley-based R&D effort

DHS' cybersecurity tech outreach in Silicon Valley promises speedier approvals for ideas from startups.

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FedRAMP high is coming soon

The federal government's cloud authorizing program is getting set to approve services for high-impact applications and data.

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CMS seeks to help states open new paths for Medicaid IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an IT resource site that connects state governments with potential vendors that can help modernize state-run Medicaid systems.

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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

Lawmakers heard from skeptical industry experts on the export control policy and process of implementing the 2013 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

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Report: Oregon militants use federal IT to make website

The militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon reportedly have access to government computers, and one member is making a website within the compound.

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Final FirstNet RFP hits the streets

FirstNet's final RFP for the planned nationwide public safety network includes a dedicated cybersecurity section and a ramped payment schedule for winning contractor.

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FBI seeks CIO

Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.

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Why agencies should adopt a "mobile first" strategy

A new report says agencies have room for improvement when it comes to offering mobile apps and making their websites mobile-friendly.

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