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House Dems seek to probe Trump in cyber hearing

After years of playing defense on Obama administration email issues, a group of Science Committee Democrats now want a hearing on White House cyber vulnerabilities.

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Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict.

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Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing.

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Either Congress reforms the civil service, or Trump does it his way, senator warns

Workforce cuts through a freeze and attrition "may not be optimal," said Sen. James Lankford, and Congress can collaborate to find a better way.

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Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report.

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Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

Harold Martin, until recently a Booz Allen contractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing secrets from spy agencies, including NSA and CIA.

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NASA's shadow IT problem

In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations.

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Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet.

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Oversight Dems renew bid for Trump lease info

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has tapped colleagues to assist his efforts to obtain unredacted info on the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions.

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Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer.

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