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CIOs: Telecom transition can spur IT modernization

The move to a new $50 billion federal telecommunications contract should support transition to new IT services, official say.

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DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

Should Americans trust their voting tech?

State officials told the Election Assistance Commission that they are looking to shore up the cybersecurity of voting systems in the wake of the 2016 elections.

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NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services.

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Worries over Trump's smartphone continue

Top Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee are worried President Trump is still using an outdated, vulnerable Android smartphone.

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VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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GSA moves one step closer to replacing DUNS

The General Services Administration released an RFI looking for input on an open numbering system for federal procurement.

House Dems seek to probe Trump in cyber hearing

After years of playing defense on Obama administration email issues, a group of Science Committee Democrats now want a hearing on White House cyber vulnerabilities.

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MGT Act poised for a comeback

After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict.

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Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing.

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Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report.