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FDA alerts on pacemaker recall for cyber flaw

Nearly 500,000 patients with pacemakers manufactured by Abbott, formerly St. Jude Medical, are potentially affected by in an security recall.


FEMA mobile comms units roll in for Harvey

The federal disaster agency's fleet of mobile offices is helping power communications support for emergency responders in the Texas flood.

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Senate Dem blasts Trump on cyber readiness

The ranking Democrat on the Senate energy committee is again raising warning flags about critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the wake of resignations from a key advisory group.

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GAO: Feds lag in vehicle data policy

As more cars become connected and collect user data, agencies seek to define roles in safeguarding consumer data.

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Smarter regulation through data science

How analytics offers a low-cost alternative to regulation when it comes to monitoring risks to the financial system.

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DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle

Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will help oversee the Defense Information Systems Agency's 8,000 employees and manage an $11 billion budget.

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FAA, FCC tackle hurricane complications

Unauthorized drones in the air over hurricane disaster zone and telecommunications outages are among the myriad issues facing response agencies as Hurricane Harvey churns through Texas.

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Digital rights advocates slam DOJ data request

Nearly 80 civil and digital rights organizations wrote a letter to the Department of Justice objecting to its "overly broad" data request aimed at a website that coordinated inauguration protests.

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Can Congress save the 2020 census?

As the Census Bureau has had to cancel or suspend programs to cope with budgetary constraints, Congress is going to have to ramp up funding and oversight down the home stretch to avoid a failed count.

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Can better tech support the sprawling Ninth Circuit?

Sen. Jeff Flake is skeptical that the Ninth Circuit court's embrace of technology will meaningfully address its case backlog.

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First CDM Phase 3 task order hits the street

GSA has issued the first task order for the third phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program and looks for potential bidder responses by September.

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National Archives tilts toward paperless future

The National Archives and Records Administration plans to stop accepting non-electronic records submissions from agencies by the end of 2022.

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