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Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government.

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House passes IT modernization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote.

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Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

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Air Force scrambles to harden weapons systems

The Air Force is one year into a new program designed to identify cyberthreats to weapons systems and come up with measures to harden systems and increase resiliency to cyberattacks.

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IT modernization, improved cybersecurity and innovation are all intertwined

New survey shows agency CIOs, CTOs and CISOs agree on the needs, and lament the slow pace of progress.

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Chinese researchers hack car from 12 miles away

Researchers uncovered vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model S as the U.S. issued new rules for driverless car development and safety.

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New rules of the road for self-driving cars

The Obama administration announced new guidelines for autonomous vehicles, taking the technology "from sci-fi fantasy to an emerging reality with the potential to transform the way we live."

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Cyber Command builds critical infrastructure defense skills

Cyber Command is developing the ability to support critical infrastructure protection, said Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin.

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Treasury 'on track' to hit Data Act milestones

Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline.

Ozment: Cybersecurity can't be centralized

DHS' Andy Ozment is urging the next administration to build on current cybersecurity efforts rather than "re-litigate" who does what.

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CBP details social media data on visa application

Customs and Border Protection will store social media data on Visa Waiver Program applicants just like other data, but privacy advocates contend the agency hasn't provided enough details on how it will use the information.

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'We need safe spaces to do things differently'

FCC CIO David Bray discusses change agents, government's existential question and the aspirations for this year's Executive Leadership Conference