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Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency

The Congressional Hackathon included pitches from tech groups to improve citizens' access to government, including the House Clerk's Office's plans to begin redlining and markup history of legislation by Jan. 1.

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Is a coming stock trading audit system ready for prime time?

At a House hearing, lawmakers tussled over cybersecurity concerns and the need to prevent market crashes triggered by automated trading.

Mobile apps demand collides with security concerns

The Defense Department has an aggressive mobile strategy, but can it keep up with demand and security patches?

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Open data tools promote Census awareness

Tech groups from nonprofits, companies, federal agencies and universities from across the country unveiled various digital tools based on federal data.

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House panel presses FAA to curtail drone dangers

As a new report warns small UAS can do far more damage to planes than bird strikes, legislators worry that "idiots who have toy drones" will delay legitimate UAS uses.

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Tillerson: Cloud part of State's 'redesign'

Amid massive changes to the workforce and mission, the nation's top diplomat is also looking to an IT refresh, but the timeline is unclear.

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Will new breach reporting rules make defense firms more secure?

A coming 72-hour breach disclosure mandate from the Department of Defense could inadvertently provide a new attack vector for hackers to harass defense contractors.

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Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

U.S. indicts three hackers linked to APT3

Federal authorities indicted three Chinese hackers for operations that allegedly stole trade secrets from corporations.

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U.S. biometric exit could be ready inside of four years

Full implementation of technology needed to track visa holders leaving the U.S. could be ready at airports across the U.S. in the next four years, but cooperation from airlines is key.

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Security firm reveals another NSA leak

The data, including a virtual hard drive containing classified Army documents, was for a time unsecured and available for anyone to download.

USAF official: Why elevating CyberCom isn't enough

Making cyber a combatant command is sign of the Pentagon's priorities, but it will take collaborative leadership to facilitate cyber readiness, says an Air Force cyber leader.