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Blockchain, automation and learning to love your legacy systems

Jose Arrieta makes the case that a strong data layer can serve as middleware for microservice-driven modernization.

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Library of Congress to collect every e-book

In a final rule to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will add published e-books to its mandatory deposit rule.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds

Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election.

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National cyber strategy could come by summer

A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future."

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Epic won't protest Coast Guard move to Cerner

Acquisition-wise, it looks like smooth sailing for the Coast Guard's plan to join the Pentagon's nascent electronic health records system.

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IRS chief may be overselling tax IT modernization

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told a House panel that the agency has made significant progress on legacy system CADE2, but that conflicts with recent statements from the CIO.

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, shown here at a December 2017 press briefing.

Bossert out as homeland security adviser

In yet another shake-up of the Trump administration's national security team, Tom Bossert resigned from office one day after John Bolton started as National Security Adviser.

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Transcom head warns of cyber risks to civilian infrastructure

At a Senate hearing, Gen. Darren McDew said that the commercial companies the military relies on to move troops and material are too vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Cyber Attack

Hackers adapting to government adversaries

The toolkit for modern hacking groups who target governments includes exploiting the cloud and IoT devices to mask their presence and gain access.

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After botched acquisition, Coast Guard joins Pentagon electronic health record system

After repeated entreaties from powerful lawmakers, the Coast Guard is joining the Pentagon's MHS Genesis electronic health record system.

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DHS cyber office names chief data officer

Preston Werntz, who helped establish the Automated Indicator Sharing program at DHS, has been hired as the chief data officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

IoT security

Time for more robust IOT oversight

Infosec and privacy concerns are going unaddressed in the internet of things ecosystem, and some government agency has to take the lead.

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