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Data-driven policy bill stalls in the Senate

A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.

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CBP officers test body cams

The short-term cost is the camera, a former agency chief said. The big expense is with data storage and retrieval.

For better cybersecurity, be nice to your CFO

Instead of looking for the new hire or the next great tech to protect federal networks, agency cybersecurity officials could get more done by befriending their financial counterparts.

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FAA expands automated airspace control for drones

Drone operators can now quickly register flights in controlled airspace in four more regions.

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DOD seeks battlefield blood delivery drones

A recent solicitation from DIUx points to a plan to advance front-line medical care for combat troops.

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4 steps toward IT consolidation

To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.

More detail on why DHS banned Kaspersky

A pair of filings in Kaspersky Labs' ongoing battle with the U.S. government fills in some of the blanks.

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CBO looks to boost cybersecurity

The Congressional Budget Office is looking for ways to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.

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IARPA wants help fending off invasive aquatic species

Researchers want to find new detection technology to help stem the tide of invasive sea creatures hitching rides into U.S. waterways and ports.

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Implementation plans for new cross-border data law remain cloudy

A month after its passage, we still don’t know which foreign countries would be able to access U.S.-based communications data under the CLOUD Act or when companies can reject their requests. Neither does Congress.

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DOD says JEDI strategy coming May 7

At a Senate hearing, top Defense officials told lawmakers that a justification for the Pentagon's cloud procurement strategy called for in a recent spending bill will be submitted before the final request for proposals hits the street.

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FAA reauthorization clears House

The House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, sidelining efforts to privatize the agency and adding some cyber to its responsibilities.

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