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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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White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance.

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New CLOUD Act splits industry, civil liberty orgs

Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm.

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Army looks at redefining its classified networks

Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.

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Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.

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DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process.

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Lawmakers probe bug bounty payouts

At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research.

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OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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New stopgap funding bill faces Senate opposition

A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate.

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Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.

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McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate.

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