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'Cyber Cold War' rhetoric raises alarms

Calls from Capitol Hill for "mutually assured destruction" over alleged Russian hacking are raising questions about whether cyber deterrence is even possible.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

McCaul: Russia is messing with U.S. election tech

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is calling for the White House to strongly condemn Russia's hack of election databases.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Cruz seeks to block internet transition

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture.

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DHS officials say border databases are working together

Interlocking database checks are a potent link in blocking potential terrorists from entering the U.S., DHS officials said at a Capitol Hill hearing.

Data Act sponsor wants a look at agency implementation plans

Sen. Mark Warner has requested an update on how agencies are implementing the Data Act since OMB and Treasury issued standards and implementation guidance earlier this year.

Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Lawmaker grouses about cybersecurity delays at IRS

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants the tax agency to pick up the pace on Einstein implementation.

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What a December CR means for federal workers

Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce.

Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product.

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Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures.

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Chaffetz wants CyTech to get paid for OPM work

The cyber vendor on the ground when the OPM hack was first discovered has a powerful legislator backing his claims that the government owes him money.

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