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DOD CIO: JRSS set for 2019 completion

Acting Defense Department CIO Essye Miller said the massive Joint Regional Security Stacks program is nearly 60 percent completed and on track to be done by the end of 2019.

DOD scales back $950M cloud agreement

A DIUx-driven Other Transaction Authority agreement with REAN Cloud that had been DOD-wide will now be limited to U.S. Transportation Command, and given a much lower ceiling of $65 million.

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CERTs warn on botnets, kernel bugs

Separate cybersecurity alerts from DHS indicate new botnet attack vectors and updates the list of industrial control system vendors facing Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Lawmaker looks to boost FTC power in data breach enforcement

California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches.

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Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid.

Chris Krebs NPPD undersecretary

Making the case (again) for renaming NPPD

The directorate's name change is about more than a title, say DHS leaders working with critical infrastructure sectors.

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone

Nakasone discusses deterrence, dual-hat structure at confirmation hearing

"Our adversaries have not seen our response in sufficient detail to change their behavior,” the Army general said when asked about previous cyber provocations.

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DHS to launch cloud steering group

The Department of Homeland Security CIO John Zangardi said the agency was setting up a steering group to accelerate cloud adoption.

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OMB issues final MGT Act guidance

The Office of Management and Budget is officially accepting submissions from agencies for funds to modernize their outdated technologies under the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

7 ways to avoid mobile app design failure

GSA takes the lead on making federal websites mobile friendly

Agencies need to start paying attention soon, because the Connective Government Act will require all new sites to optimize for mobile users.

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Could SCOTUS break the cloud?

In oral arguments on a critical data access case, the Supreme Court justices examined whether a 1986 communications privacy statute can be adapted to cloud computing.

Adm. Mike Rogers testifies SASC

Rogers: CyberCom lacks authority, resources to defend all of cyberspace

The outgoing NSA and U.S. Cyber Command chief told lawmakers CyberCom is not sitting on its hands when it comes to potential Russian cyber interference, but it lacks the authority to do more absent additional presidential direction.

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