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Software group backs curbs on LPTA in defense bill

BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting.

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A new role for government in ID proofing

A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.

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Grant Schneider named federal CISO

A year and a half into the Trump administration, Schneider can remove the “acting” label from his job title.

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House zeroes out $380M in voting security funding

A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding.

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New CDM bill aims for flexibility, newer tech

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.

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Appeals court rules in tech standards case

A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that granted private industry organizations control over the use and publication of technical standards they developed after such standards have been incorporated into U.S. law.

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Cybersecurity, AI strategies coming from DOD

The Defense Department's acting deputy CIO for cybersecurity said to expect cyber and artificial intelligence strategies in the coming weeks.

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Dam cyber: Interior IG closes out audit of hydroelectric control systems

In a follow-up to a June report, auditors did not discover additional vulnerabilities in the Interior Department's management of five hydroelectric dams.

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Is Congress expanding its knowledge to meet oversight demands?

Another Hill hearing on social media shows members and staff struggling to keep pace with the knowledge required to do oversight on technology topics.

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Still no extension on EIS

GSA is still considering an extension on its 2020 deadline for federal agencies to move to the $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Rubio warns on 'deep fakes' in disinformation campaigns

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sounded the alarm over the extent to which the American populace remains vulnerable to tech-powered misinformation campaigns, particularly false and doctored videos.

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Cybersecurity experts worry about census data

A group of former senior cybersecurity officials want the Census Bureau to be more transparent about plans to protect population survey data.

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