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House, Senate bills split on Census funding

House and Senate appropriators differ by $1 billion in their bills to fund the Census Bureau in fiscal year 2019.

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Data gap in immigration systems could keep families separated

If the just-suspended border separation policy is ever resumed, officials may have to confront the fact that disparate immigration systems are not equipped to handle the reunification of separated families.

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$150M in federal funds for election security is already out the door

DHS' money and expertise are helping states secure election systems, but some officials are still wary of federal overreach.

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Lawmakers question Google-Huawei partnership

Five Capitol Hill security hawks are asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to justify a partnership with Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei.

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Data analytics will fuel the future of military readiness

As DOD modernizes, make better use of its vast data stores is essential.

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Senate moves to maintain ZTE sanctions

Congress and the White House could be headed toward a showdown over a provision in the Senate defense bill designed to undo a move by President Trump easing sanctions on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE.

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VA 'anywhere-to-anywhere' telehealth goes live

The journey to make telehealth routine for patients and practitioners in the VA system is as much about policy as it is about tech.

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NRC seeks CDM contract extension, cites lack of 'vision' by DHS

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission moved to extend an integration contract related to CDM by claiming DHS failed to articulate "a complete architectural vision" at the outset of the program.

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Jamming tech targets illicit comms behind prison walls

Federal law enforcement is encouraged after a successful test of technology that could electronically jam commercial mobile phones smuggled into prisons.

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CBP's remote arrivals app to launch nationwide

Customs and Border Protection will roll out a smartphone app allowing travelers who cross into the U.S. in remote locations to use their mobile devices to interact with customs agents.

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New federal contracting rule cuts off Kaspersky

The government is seeking to eliminate all traces of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs from federal systems, issuing a new interim rule to extend the governmentwide ban to contractors.

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DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

The Department of Homeland Security ran a yearlong agile acquisition pilot program with five existing programs from FEMA, TSA, ICE and USCIS.

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