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DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

Consolidating federal networks could lead to new security holes

Upgrading the federal government's networks is a bipartisan goal among policymakers in Washington, but some worry that a unified architecture presents risks of its own.

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Walter Copan tapped to lead NIST

A former senior executive at the Brookhaven National Lab is President Trump's pick to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Federal CISOs want more education and training to help boost incident response

To get ahead of cyberthreats, agency CIOs and CISOs want to focus on reducing response times from weeks and months to minutes.

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CenturyLink delays Level 3 acquisition

EIS contract winners CenturyLink and Level 3 pushed their acquisition plans back a month for a California utilities commission approval, but don't expect it to affect planning.

New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval

A committee of the Election Assistance Commission approved a set of guidelines designed to make voting more secure and more accessible.

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House passes bill to streamline DHS info sharing

The bill puts legislative heft behind a Department of Homeland Security plan to integrate data access across components.

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CBP's border wall plans integrate tech

Despite funding uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection is moving ahead with designs for a technological and physical barrier along the southern border.

What's next for agency cyber efforts?

Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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Drones take center stage in Harvey recovery

Hurricane Harvey represents an inflection point for the use of unmanned aerial systems in disaster recovery operations, according to the FAA administrator.

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DOD objects to digital-only plan from NARA

The Department of Defense says a plan to go to all-digital federal records accession will cost too much and interfere with existing digitization plans.

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Tony Scott signs on with law and lobby firm

The former federal CIO will work on cybersecurity and policy for one of the top lobbying firms in Washington, D.C.

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