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Dan Coats

Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence.

Ron Wyden

Wyden objects to DHS password collection plan

The Democratic senator hope to block plans, floated by the Homeland Security secretary, to collect social media and mobile device passwords as a condition for travelers to enter the United States.

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Chaffetz bills would outlaw warrantless stingray use

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced two bills that would rein in law enforcement's use of technologies that tracking users via their mobile phones.

US-Mexico Border wall Nogalez, Az.

Failed SBINet offers lessons for border wall oversight

With a failed billion-dollar DHS project in mind, the agency's inspector general said he will audit the southern border wall project repeatedly as it is built.

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2020 census tabbed as 'high risk' by GAO

The 2020 Census is one of three additions to GAO's 2017 list of high-risk government programs.

VA Secretary David Shulkin and Pence, Walz, Roe

Veterans panel chairman wants faster action on VA scheduling

After the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to pursue multiple scheduling projects, the chairman of VA's authorizing committee said the agency should have a single system in place.

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Some IT bright spots in GAO annual risk report

Federal IT acquisition and DHS management see gains over 2015, but GAO wants more improvement.

Should Americans trust their voting tech?

State officials told the Election Assistance Commission that they are looking to shore up the cybersecurity of voting systems in the wake of the 2016 elections.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

Worries over Trump's smartphone continue

Top Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee are worried President Trump is still using an outdated, vulnerable Android smartphone.

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VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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Ethics office website chokes under crush of visitors

The Office of Government Ethics' website was overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a live TV interview.

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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