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NPPD gets funding bump in Senate bill

DHS cybersecurity directorate funding edges north of $1.8 billion, as federal cyber risks gain traction as a policy priority.

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CBP working on border tech acquisition processes

The agency is making strides in developing and deploying border technologies but still has some weaknesses.

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Senators ask what OPM hack means for global cyber relations

The State Department is pushing a regime of global cyber norms, and lawmakers want to know how high-profile hacks affect the effort.

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House panel weighs the risks of legacy IT

As experts warned of the "dire" threats posed by outdated federal technology, lawmakers grilled top feds, debated workforce issues and inched closer to backing a $3.1 billion fix-it fund.

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TSA and Social Security race to Windows 10

They've hit a few snags, but the two agencies are nevertheless hoping to complete an upgrade to end all Windows upgrades within the month.

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CIO Scott pushes $3.1B IT fund as Congress probes legacy tech

Agencies have spent almost $23 billion on legacy IT over the past three years, according to reports to Congress. Is a revolving fund the answer?

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Hayden: Russian cyber sophistication derives from criminal groups

Deterring Russia is harder than deterring China from hitting the U.S. in cyberspace, says retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA director.

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Kaine: Congress is nearsighted on privacy

Congress has "fundamentally surrendered" the public's expectations of privacy in their legislative approach to cybersecurity, according to a prominent U.S. senator.

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Navy official sounds alarm on cyber workforce shortage

There is a debilitating "revolving door" in which the Navy trains IT professionals who then go on to lucrative jobs in the private sector, according to Navy Deputy CIO Janice Haith.

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Senators still have questions about IANA transition

Senators heard from experts who want to tap the brakes on the pending transition of a key piece of global Internet architecture from U.S. control to a global multistakeholder organization.

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House, Senate defense bills differ on cyber

How the two chambers' bills get reconciled could have key implications for U.S. cyber policies.

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State IG: Broadcasters need tighter controls over user accounts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors isn't retiring inactive employee accounts quickly enough, according to an agency watchdog.

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