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Lawmakers set oversight agenda for IT modernization

Leaders on the House Oversight Committee offered a first look at plans for oversight of MGT Act implementation.

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Congress wants to set the stage for AI regs

A new bill would establish a federal advisory committee to examine the impact of AI.

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FCC CTO worries about a world without net neutrality

Ahead of Thursday's historic vote to repeal the Obama administration's open internet rules, the Federal Communications Commission's CTO Eric Burger penned concerns over whether internet providers would throttle and block access to websites.

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Lessons learned from training Army combat units in cyber ops

The Cyber Electromagnetic Activities pilot initiative focused on equipping tactical commanders and brigades with cyber and information operation techniques.

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New malware targets critical physical infrastructure

A newly discovered and potent form of malware targets industrial controllers to cause physical damage.

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Help wanted: Senior agile leaders needed

The government must invest in making agencies' senior IT program managers real agile leaders.

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The MGT Act is law. Now what?

Congressional appropriators still must allocate the money for agencies to use the central fund MGT creates. And if they do, how can agencies take advantage of the newly created modernization funds?


USCIS looks go big on biometrics

The immigration agency is developing rules to more aggressively use iris, voice and rapid DNA technologies.

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Mirai botnet perpetrators plead guilty

The Department of Justice announced plea deals for three individuals for orchestrating the Mirai botnet attack, which leveraged over 300,000 internet of things devices to wreak havoc on internet infrastructure companies.

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Save the dates: The IT Modernization Report's many deadlines

From cybersecurity to shared services to TICs, American Technology Council's final report recommends dozens of deliverables.

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Senator presses White House to improve election cyber protections

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to name an election security czar, grade states on their election infrastructure and designate political campaigns as critical infrastructure.

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DHS cyber reorg bill passes House

The bill would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate and elevate the department's cyber and physical security missions.

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