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National Lab offers tech test drives to business

The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering short-term licensing agreement that companies can use to take tech out for a spin to see if they like it.

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DHS advisory board to examine 'going dark' encryption challenge

At the House Homeland Committee's request, DHS created a working group within the Homeland Security Advisory Council to deal with the challenges encryption poses to law enforcement agencies.

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CBP to share real-time license plate feed with DEA

The nation's drug enforcers will get access to a real-time feed of license plate reader data that includes info on every car and truck crossing a U.S. land border.

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FAA bans drone flights over nuclear research facilities

The FAA will ban drone flights over seven nuclear energy and research facilities operated by the Department of Energy at the end of the year.

U.S. blames WannaCry on North Korea

In the wake of the attribution, DHS says it plans to take a more active role in combatting attacks that target the private sector.

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A data-driven approach to data center optimization

The first step for agencies looking to consolidate: taking stock of existing assets.

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Kaspersky challenges DHS software ban in court

Kaspersky Lab announced Dec. 18 that it will challenge a DHS directive banning the use of their software in the federal government.

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Unlocking blockchain's potential

The technology best known for securing cryptocurrency is catching the attention of federal agencies -- if government can get past the hype and the misconceptions.

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Trump security plan calls for consequences for cyberattacks

President Trump's first National Security Strategy called for improving risk management and resilience, but remained vague on authorities and coordination.

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Air Force shells out $26K in daylong bug bounty event

During a live-hacking event in New York City earlier this month, 25 security researchers uncovered nearly 60 unknown vulnerabilities.

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AI and machine learning: Looking beyond the hype

The explosion of data and increasingly powerful algorithms are combining to transform federal agencies.

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Lawmakers set oversight agenda for IT modernization

Leaders on the House Oversight Committee offered a first look at plans for oversight of MGT Act implementation.

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