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DHS budget includes funds for wall, cyber and border tech

The $2.2 billion request for fiscal year 2019 holds steady on cybersecurity programs and makes a new push for the E-Verify program.

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New CLOUD Act splits industry, civil liberty orgs

Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm.

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How NTIA is trying to push 5G

The federal government looking to encourage 5G wireless tech by trimming regulations and making it easier for carriers to use federal property for cell sites.

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Army looks at redefining its classified networks

Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.

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Christopher Krebs picked to lead NPPD

The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission.

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EIS vendors show progress on testing

Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing.

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DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce.

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Lawmakers probe bug bounty payouts

At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research.

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Feds warn on ransomware threat to schools

The FBI's cyber unit and the Department of Education cautioned schools nationwide of growing ransomware threat.

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Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.

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A smarter approach to cloud

Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

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Justice taps big data in investigations

Advanced analytics are playing an increasingly important role in the Department of Justice's financial fraud and drug trafficking investigations

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