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U.S. critical infrastructure under persistent attack, US-CERT says

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned of ongoing attacks targeting agency networks and infrastructure providers in aviation, energy, nuclear and water.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Gowdy: White House deleted text, social media apps from official phones

White House staff no longer have text or social media messaging apps on their official phones because of records management headaches, according to a letter from a key House overseer.

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Equifax breach drives legislative push on data privacy

A House bill sets a deadline for companies to notify customers of data breaches and expands categories of data information covered as sensitive.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against VA for sole source EHR

Health technology firm CliniComp says it will appeal a dismissal of its lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse: 'I can't find a point of entry' to talk cyber with Trump administration

Senate Democrat wants to know whom he needs to talk to in the administration to coordinate on cybersecurity legislation.

NASA headquarters

Little progress on IT governance, says NASA IG

An oversight body found little change in IT governance at NASA four years after a critical report and wonders if the space agency can effectively oversee its IT assets.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Letter: White House told House panel officials weren't following records law

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is asking for the chairman to press the White House on records management.

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Can FOIA be fixed?

A federal advisory committee offered tech and procedural suggestions to improve agency performance on meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

Senate panel rips administration on cyber

Sen. John McCain decried the absence of White House cyber coordinator Rob Joyce from an Armed Services Committee hearing as "unconstitutional."

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DOJ sees a path to legal hacking

A legal framework for information security research is gaining traction, said a senior Justice Department official, but the guidance is broad, with specific policies emerging from the private sector.

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The White House IT report sounds good, but funding is still needed

To truly transform federal IT, agencies will need more than just reallocated resources.

USCG Real Admiral Kevin Lunday

Why the Coast Guard treats cybersecurity like hazardous cargo

The Coast Guard is building a culture of cybersecurity along the lines of current physical safety protocols, said Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday.