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State officials get classified briefings on election security

National intelligence and homeland security officials briefed state officials and private-sector stakeholders about election cybersecurity threats.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces indictments against Russian groups and individuals accused of tampering with U.S. elections.

Russian troll farm indictment could boost social media legislation

The indictment of 13 Russian nationals accused of online and offline activity designed to interfere with the 2016 election may boost the fortunes of a bill to strengthen disclosure rules around online political ads.

Civil Air Patrol cadets recieve cyber defense training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Can contracting for IT services help bolster the cyber ranks?

The Air Force's CIO wants to bet his budget on enterprise IT to improve cyber warfare capabilities.

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DOE plans cyber office, supercomputing expansion

The Energy Department budget would support a new infrastructure cybersecurity office and high-capacity computing efforts.

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Inconclusive encryption report straddles ongoing policy debate

By design, a long-awaited report on encryption from the National Academies of Sciences lacks hard conclusions or recommendations to settle the "going dark" debate.

How vulnerable are contractors when it comes to data breaches?

A survey of more than 1,200 public sector contractors found that healthcare, defense and IT contractors lead vendors in reported incidents since 2016.

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DOD to clarify its cloud plans with industry day

As industry speculation continues to swirl, the Pentagon's cloud steering group will discuss its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition.

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DHS developing supply chain security initiative

The Department of Homeland Security is turning its focus on supply chain cybersecurity inwards with a new initiative aimed at ensuring security in procurement practices.

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Wyden grills FBI chief on encryption

Following an exchange with the FBI director over encryption standards, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a letter from four experts arguing that "responsible encryption" is not possible.

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Could a cyber national guard have a role in safeguarding elections?

During a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing, senators toyed with the idea of the National Guard protecting the 2018 elections from foreign tampering.

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Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

At a Senate hearing, three intelligence chiefs acknowledged the White House has not specifically directed them to dedicate resources towards securing election infrastructure, but told lawmakers they are still focused on addressing the issue.

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VA wants new budget line for commercial health record

The Trump administration plans to establish a $1.2 billion account for modernizing electronic health record management at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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