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IGs build one-stop shop for oversight

A new website will give the public access to inspector general reports and records across federal government.

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Secret Service to test surveillance drone at Trump golf club

The Secret Service announced an upcoming test of a tethered drone system as part of its personnel protection mission during the president's upcoming vacation in Bedminster, N.J.

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Years after breach, OPM still shows infosec weakness

A congressional watchdog reports that while OPM has addressed some past information security recommendations, vulnerabilities persist.

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TSA seeks EIS transition help

TSA's mid-July request for information for help with its transition to EIS shows the agency is looking to maintain its legacy telecom service but also leverage more modern capabilities.

DHS, vendor warn on automotive cyber flaws

DHS warned the automobile industry that new private sector research shows vehicle control systems have new possible vectors for attacks and data theft.

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VA expands telehealth access

At a White House event, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the coming nationwide release of an app designed to connect veterans and doctors.

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Should NSA and CyberCom split? A watchdog weighs in

The Government Accountability Office teamed up with Pentagon officials to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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DeVos scraps multibillion tech procurement

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration scrapped its plans for a new student loan servicing platform.

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Post-award, the real work starts on EIS

Federal agencies and the 10 contract awardees still have work to do before taking advantage of GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Can government help fight the war on botnets?

As the number of internet-connected devices increases, along with the threat of botnets and potential attacks, the role of government should not be solely focused on prescribing new legal mandates.

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New bill sets IoT standards for federal suppliers

A new bipartisan Senate bill would eliminate the federal government from purchasing connected devices with hard-coded passwords and other known vulnerabilities.

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GSA names 10 primes for $50B EIS contract

GSA awarded contracts for the vehicle that will be the foundation for next-generation telecom and network services for the next decade and a half at federal agencies.

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