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DISA looks to walk the walk on multi-factor authentication

An individual's walking gait will be the first biometric used to continuously authenticate mobile warfighters.

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How DOD defends data in the cloud

While commercial providers have responsibilities, one senior officer said, defense agencies are ultimately responsible for protecting data in the cloud.

House passes vulnerability disclosure oversight bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to inform Congress about how it makes vulnerability disclosure decisions.

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3 ways DHS is helping states with election security

A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.

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Senate bill would give FTC new data breach authority

Two Democratic senators are looking to create a new cybersecurity office at the Federal Trade Commission to police data breaches at credit reporting agencies.

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GSA kicks off e-commerce portal effort

The federal acquisition agency held its first listening meeting with e-commerce providers as it begins planning its own ecommerce portal for federal buyers.

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Can AI help simplify federal acquisition?

For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex.

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The revolution of obfuscation for cybersecurity and threat intelligence

Without the proper protections, threat intelligence can do more harm than good.

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OCIO gets a seat at the table on DOD's cloud team

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord has been replaced as the chair of the group overseeing the massive cloud initiative known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.

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States can keep options open on FirstNet

Even though all 50 states have opted into FirstNet's and AT&T's plans for a nationwide wireless first responders' network, Verizon reminds them they're not obligated.

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CBP revises rules for device searches at the border

New guidelines prevent law enforcement from trying to hack phones or access content on the cloud without "reasonable suspicion."

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Why the telecom transition makes it a good time for UC

The transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract should have feds thinking about unified communications in the cloud.

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