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NGA wants 24-hour cloud ATOs

One spy agency is looking to "fast architecture churn" to confound would-be cyber attackers.

NPPD reorg could make a comeback

A plan to reorganize DHS' cybersecurity directorate that stalled in Congress last year is still on the agency's agenda.

CIO Council: Get on the same platform

The CIO Council wants agencies to modernize using shared cloud-supported solutions and hosted APIs.

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More NextGen rollouts as White House floats air traffic shift

The FAA has NextGen DataComm capabilities working at some of the busiest airports in the U.S., but the White House proposes shifting air traffic control to a private entity, which some say could blunt the effort.

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Bipartsian bill looks to aid state and local governments with cyber response

The legislation would open up new avenues of assistance for state and local cyber incident response and bring resources home for its Texas-based sponsors.

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House bill would keep election systems 'critical'

New legislation in the House would permanently classify states' election systems as critical infrastructure, provide funding to secure voting systems and create cybersecurity standards.

Air Force probes sensitive data leak

The U.S. Air Force is investigating how a hard drive containing a trove of sensitive files, including background investigation data, was online and publicly accessible.

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Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is offering a bill to modernize the financial reporting process by mandating a standardized, machine-readable data format.

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Top 10 tech trends for feds to watch

As Trump's budget proposal points to policy priorities, these tech issues are sure to shape government's operational agenda.

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Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.

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Trump’s cyber job #1: protecting federal networks and data

Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says.

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More work needed to get women in cyber jobs

Despite booming public interest in cybersecurity as a career, a new report documents how women remain starkly underrepresented in that workforce.