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Figuring out multifactor authentication

With NIST now restricting the use of Short Message Service, what are the authentication options for federal agencies?

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Amid DHS leadership shuffle, voting systems remain vulnerable

Continued resistance from state officials and some members of Congress is also an issue, says a former DHS chief.

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What it will take to make carriers bullish on EIS

Telecommunications service providers hope agencies don't play safe with EIS and instead lean on them for help with next generation services.

FBI warns on IP addresses

The FBI issued an alert in late July advising industry, government and academic institutions about persistent cyber threats from a group with ties to Iran.

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Can stealth technology fly into the future?

A new study eyes where investment in stealth technology is headed.

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SSA expands customer-service systems

The Social Security Administration is building out a new electronic records system, a major initiative of its long-term plan to modernize and improve customer service.

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IGs build one-stop shop for oversight

A new website will give the public access to inspector general reports and records across federal government.

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Secret Service to test surveillance drone at Trump golf club

The Secret Service announced an upcoming test of a tethered drone system as part of its personnel protection mission during the president's upcoming vacation in Bedminster, N.J.

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Years after breach, OPM still shows infosec weakness

A congressional watchdog reports that while OPM has addressed some past information security recommendations, vulnerabilities persist.

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TSA seeks EIS transition help

TSA's mid-July request for information for help with its transition to EIS shows the agency is looking to maintain its legacy telecom service but also leverage more modern capabilities.

DHS, vendor warn on automotive cyber flaws

DHS warned the automobile industry that new private sector research shows vehicle control systems have new possible vectors for attacks and data theft.

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VA expands telehealth access

At a White House event, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the coming nationwide release of an app designed to connect veterans and doctors.