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Industrial systems vendors warn on processor bugs Spectre and Meltdown

Industrial control systems providers have notified the government about potential vulnerabilities to widespread bugs affecting computer microprocessors.

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Budget, workforce challenge CDM implementation

Vendors say the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program must evolve to deal with emerging threats.

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Russian cyber meddling extends well beyond elections

Fake FCC comments are yet another sign of Russia's ongoing destabilization campaign against U.S. targets, a social media expert told Congress.

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Senator seeks answers on pause in VA's Cerner deal

Sen. Jerry Moran is worried that the VA is going to miss the opportunity to streamline the implementation of its planned electronic health record system.

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HHS looks to infrastructure, shared services for modernization

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking to expand its use of shared services, revamp its IT infrastructure and incorporate artificial intelligence as part of its modernization plan.

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Senate hears from IC nominees as spy authority renewal is set to pass

President Trump’s nominees for two key intelligence community oversight roles offered support of section 702 reauthorization during a smooth confirmation hearing.

GSA signals new cyber rules for contractors

The GSA's planned regulations require contractors to take responsibility for unclassified systems and data and report breaches.

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Watchdog calls out EIS risks

GSA's inspector general warned that the transition to the new $50 billion telecom contract is being put at risk because of a lack of interagency agreements.

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Should US companies hack back? It's complicated, says DHS chief

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen assured senators that the agency would help private companies protect themselves, but she shied away from endorsing active defense tactics.

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DHS pursues cases exploiting biometric data gaps

A federal judge's recent order denaturalizing a naturalizing U.S. citizen shows how efforts to remedy a digital fingerprint gap are working.


Senators, staffers are next on Russia's cyber hit list, says report

A report from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro says Russian hackers are gearing up to attack the U.S. Senate.

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DISA looks to walk the walk on multi-factor authentication

An individual's walking gait will be the first biometric used to continuously authenticate mobile warfighters.

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