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Congress looks to make grant info DATA Act friendly

New legislation fills in financial reporting gaps in the the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

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USDA plans to centralize CIO role

The Department of Agriculture is looking to consolidate internal operations and get help from outside agency walls to carry out its modernization plans.

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America is losing the cyber war: Here's how to turn the tide

A veteran of DOD's Hack the Pentagon program argues that every agency should be working with white hat hackers.

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Why DHS is changing the way agencies connect to the internet

A forthcoming revamp of the government's Trusted Internet Connection policy will facilitate cloud adoption and align with the White House IT modernization plan.

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There's no MOS for cloud

The Department of Defense's road to cloud has been bumpy, exposing weak points in skillsets and education that the services are quickly trying to rectify.

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TSA tests facial recognition at LAX

The travel security agency wants to see if a combined facial recognition and e-Passport screening system can speed up document inspection.

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Global fitness tracker data exposes IoT policy gap

Thanks to data from fitness trackers, jogging routes of service members are providing a virtual atlas of sensitive military installations and forward operational bases around the world.

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Can election security be fixed in time for the 2018 vote?

With 2018 primaries fast approaching, policymakers are addressing election security concerns on multiple fronts, including online ad disclosure and cybersecurity for voting systems.

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DHS secretary: Focus on the systemic cyber risks

Block-and-tackle cybersecurity tactics are no longer effective, Kirstjen Nielsen said, so DHS and its partners must act together to address the evolving threats.

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White House continues push for access to overseas data

A new legal framework would allow the U.S. government to access data stored abroad by American companies.

DHS, auto industry group team up on cyber

Homeland Security's cyber information sharing program is expanding to the automobile industry as flaws in vehicle systems continue to surface.

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Regulating, securing IoT market remains a work in progress

From securing personal data to stopping botnets, there's a global race to regulate smart devices. How to do so remains elusive.

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