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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems.

Enrollment for threat sharing program continues to lag

The federal government has big plans for the Automated Indicator Sharing program, but agency officials and members of Congress continue to express frustration at the sluggish pace of enrollment.

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Three paths for Congress on spy powers

Privacy advocates and security hawks in Congress are grappling over the future of surveillance.

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Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

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Can Einstein and TIC keep up with the cloud?

As agencies reimagine their networks, key security tools are showing the strain.

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U.S. ports lack key cyber tools

The NotPetya attack in June that briefly crippled shipping giant Maersk is a reminder that maritime cybersecurity vulnerability is a problem with global reach.

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Cloud: Getting beyond the cost conversation

In a wide-ranging roundtable discussion, agency executives were unanimous on one point: Cloud strategies must be about more than ROI.

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IG: EPA infosec needs better management

The EPA's internal watchdog praised the agency's information security program, but says improved management and training program are required to protect data.

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Agile at scale

Federal agencies are embracing agile development, but new ways of thinking are needed to make it work at government scale.

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Learning to 'fight through the hurt'

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett wants U.S. cyber forces to be able fight through "Puerto Rico levels" of devastation.

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DHS: A 'vast majority' of agencies on track with Kaspersky directive

It is too soon to tell how long it will take to fully purge the embattled vendor from federal systems, according to a DHS official.

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Will warning labels shield users against insecure IoT?

A pair of Democratic lawmakers is backing new cybersecurity standards for connected devices, including a framework to identify and label products.

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