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More money for cyber in 2018 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee is looking to boost spending on cybersecurity training in the 2018 NDAA, while empowering DOD's CIO to govern supply chain risk.

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Senate bill would foster drone development, facilities

New legislation would foster drone tech development, airspace integration and air traffic management.

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DOD releases electronic warfare strategy to stakeholders

The DOD has released a new strategy to guide its buildup of electronic warfare capabilities, but the unclassified document is only available to government and contractors.

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TSA nominee touts biometric exit pilots

A former commandant of the Coast Guard being considered to head the TSA said the security agency's recently unveiled trials of fingerprint/boarding pass tech could become big part of its future.

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Senate Dem wants answers on reported Booz Allen leak

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants answers from Booz Allen Hamilton about its security posture and ability to manage sensitive intelligence data.

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Former DHS boss says 'no evidence' of tampering in 2016 vote count

At a House Intelligence hearing, Jeh Johnson testified that Russian interference in U.S. elections did not extend to manipulating vote counts, as far as he knows.

DHS: Russia tried to hack voting systems in 21 states

DHS officials confirmed for the first time that Russian hackers tried to penetrate voting systems in 21 different states in the run-up to the 2016 election, but said the hacking did not affect election results.

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Why an HHS cyber center could confuse federal efforts

Senate oversight leaders are worried that Health and Human Services' efforts to establish its own cyber threat information center could sow confusion about federal policy.

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VA expects to add an integrator to health record mix

After coming to terms with Cerner on a price for its electronic health record system, VA expects to pivot to finding an integrator to handle legacy interoperability and change management.

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Can blockchain transform ID?

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up on a plan to use biometric markers in a blockchain platform to verify identity for displaced persons who may lack official documentation.

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CIO: HHS faces 500 million hack attempts per week

Department of Health and Human Services CIO Beth Killoran estimates that the department faces "500 million cyber hack attempts each week" and cautioned that number is only going to go up.

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Survey: Cybersecurity concerns climbing

New study shows national security and cyber risks top consumer's list of concerns, but NIST working to get agencies to build security into systems from the start.