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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene

In a "dear colleague" letter, Capitol Hill's leading computer geeks tell members of Congress how to protect themselves online.

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Techies: make bank at CFPB

With a veteran CIO planning his exit, the CFPB needs a new tech leader – and the agency can offer far more than the typical federal salary.

Britain takes digital ID out of beta as U.S. lags

The United Kingdom will go live with its governmentwide digital identity platform, GOV.UK Verify, in the coming days. The U.S. government will need a little more time.

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FAA opens up drone registration database

The FAA has made its database of hobbyists' and recreational users' unmanned aerial systems more widely available to the public.

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Smart cities need cash

Establishing high-tech, more efficient infrastructure across America will require upfront investments, and the Transportation Department's model might be the way to get that funding right.

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Navy retools cyber policy

The new policy signed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus sets up a program for preventing insider threats, among other actions.

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Experts split on the federal cyber sprint

Cybersecurity managers are divided on whether a 30-day cybersecurity "sprint" actually strengthened the government's defenses, according to a new study.

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

With ransomware on the rise, Senate botnet bill gets another shot

The bipartisan measure, which failed last year, would create a new criminal offense for selling or providing access to botnets.

Cyberattack, financial services

Senator asks Fed about SWIFT heist

Hackers are stealing millions by cracking weak links in SWIFT's interbank money transfer system, and Sen. Tom Carper wants to know what the Fed and others are doing about it.

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Feds will be watching for 2020 census stuffers

The decennial count might stress inclusive approaches, but that doesn't mean no one's checking for fraud.

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OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together.

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Justice official: Info sharing is the best revenge

Cybersecurity officials from Homeland Security and Justice urged continued collaboration to keep growing cyberattacks at bay.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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