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Can the U.S. rein in Russia's hacking?

President Trump briefly raised and quashed the prospect of the U.S and Russia cooperating on cybersecurity. But what can be done to keep Russia in check in cyberspace?

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Is government ready for AI?

Dozens of agencies are at least dabbling in artificial intelligence, but big concerns remain about transparency and the impact on the human workforce.

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Will nuclear breaches melt down information sharing?

While cybersecurity and nuclear experts say the recently disclosed cyber breaches do not pose a risk to nuclear safety, the fallout could be that critical infrastructure firms grow more reluctant to share cyberthreat information with the government.

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Is Congress transparent enough?

Legislative data is public and online, but transparency advocates are looking to make more-granular aspects of the lawmaking process easier to track and understand.

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Survey: Cyber pros fear attack on critical infrastructure

A majority of security professionals say a successful cyber attack on critical infrastructure is likely within the next two years.

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Why this IT modernization push could actually work

A former agency CIO suggests that the key pieces are finally falling into place.

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NATO cyber center, DHS probe Petya attack

Kevin Scheid, a 32-year veteran of the DOD and OMB, takes over NATO's Communications and Information Agency as investigations continue into who launched the Petya attack and what to do about it.

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Why government should let industry drive cybersecurity

The government needs to stop trying to lead the cybersecurity charge and instead organize itself around facilitating private-sector-led solutions, say experts and officials.

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Career official assumes Census leadership as key tests loom

Two career officials will serve as Census director and deputy director as the bureau faces multiple test and challenges in the run-up to the 2020 enumeration.

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What's next for spending data?

Officials are continuing to iterate on Data Act reporting, and more granular, standardized government info could be in the offing.

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Is the Data Act proving out?

Key sponsors of the Data Act from both parties have good things to say about the financial information being released under the law.

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Why the cyber EO won't solve botnets

One section of the Trump administration’s cyber executive order calls for reducing threats from botnets, but members of the interagency team studying the topic warn it will be an uphill battle.