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Laptops to get more scrutiny at overseas airports

Laptop and tablet computers of international passengers destined for the U.S. will be subject to stricter screening under new DHS rules.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) official photo

Officials press Congress to reauthorize spy powers

The Trump administration is asking Congress to reauthorize a critical foreign surveillance program without any amendments and to eliminate the sunset clause.

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VA’s EHR decision and the future of government

By using insight-driven thinking and tools, the collaboration between VA and DOD could result in a revolutionary person-centric service model.

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Can tech geeks crack the codes of Congress?

A new challenge will call for ideas that use 21st century technology to reimagine legislative data.

Cyberattack, financial services

Stolen NSA tool behind another global ransomware attack

EternalBlue, the Microsoft exploit allegedly stolen from the NSA, is at the heart of Petya, a new and more sophisticated variant of WannaCry that is crippling banks, transport systems and businesses in Europe and elsewhere.

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Lira: IT modernization needs new 'organizational structure'

One of the White House's special innovation officers is looking to change culture, not just modernize tech.

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)

Eshoo pushes for cyber hygiene standards

California Democrat Anna Eshoo is reintroducing a bill to establish voluntary standards that would help prevent cyber infections on U.S. networks, computer systems and mobile devices.

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Senators urge VA to lean on DOD in health record push

The chairmen of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Armed Services committees hope that VA will learn from the Pentagon's commercial health record deal.

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FCC sets criteria for state FirstNet networks

FCC approves review measures for states' alternative plans to connect to the FirstNet nationwide wireless emergency responder network.

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A long slog ahead for VA health record modernization

Lawmakers who welcomed the news of VA's plan to shift to a commercial health record now have to strap in for a multi-year implementation.

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IG: Infosec weaknesses remain at VA

The 2016 FISMA report shows VA still struggling to secure its networks and data, despite making strides on eliminating vulnerabilities.

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New bill would expand SBA cyber training

The bipartisan bill, introduced in both the House and Senate, seeks to expand cybersecurity training to help protect small businesses from digital threats.

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