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IARPA awards translator tech contracts

The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator for analysis work.

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Will 2018 be the year for blockchain for government?

Government application of the ledger technology lags behind the hype, but expect more experiments to take off in the coming months.

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Congress requires mobile-friendly websites

The Connected Government Act requires all new or redesigned federal websites to scale to mobile screens.

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Email hygiene mandate takes hold at agencies

While nearly half of federal domains have put policies in place to alert against email spoofing, there's a lot more work to be done.

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All in for FirstNet

The planned national wireless interoperable emergency responder network got 100 percent buy in, but some stakeholders needed some prodding.

Bipartisan Senate bill would boost election security aid to states

The measure seeks to boost the level of federal support to state local officials in order to protect the nation's election infrastructure from foreign cyber interference.

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GSA looks to staff up IT modernization teams

Solicitation covers start-up staffing needs for five separate Centers of Excellence to "manage centralized, function-specific talent, solutions and acquisition vehicles."

Time to fix the TIC

Why modernizing trusted internet connection requirements will help speed agencies' path to the cloud.

DHS plans to step up cyber agreements with private companies

DHS is looking at increasing the use of proactive agreements with critical infrastructure entities to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks.

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National Lab offers tech test drives to business

The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering short-term licensing agreement that companies can use to take tech out for a spin to see if they like it.

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DHS advisory board to examine 'going dark' encryption challenge

At the House Homeland Committee's request, DHS created a working group within the Homeland Security Advisory Council to deal with the challenges encryption poses to law enforcement agencies.

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CBP to share real-time license plate feed with DEA

The nation's drug enforcers will get access to a real-time feed of license plate reader data that includes info on every car and truck crossing a U.S. land border.

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