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DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

The funding would concentrate on community-owned utilities and electricity cooperatives, which generally have less money to spend on cybersecurity than bigger, investor-owned utilities.

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Watchdogs want to root out burrowing feds

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking into political appointees who slide into career jobs.

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Bill would codify Presidential Innovation Fellows program

The White House set up the Presidential Innovation Fellows program in 2012. Now, the House Majority Leader wants to make the program permanent.

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Congressman wants answers on State's security culture

The FBI closed its case against Hillary Clinton, but many on Capitol Hill still have questions.

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Congress mulls changes to 'inherently governmental' activities

Lawmakers are considering opening up previously limited federal functions to commercial competition.

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Congress talks port security and smuggled nukes

Comprehensive cargo scanning remains elusive, but technology could help detect the most dangerous contraband.

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Uber, but for feds

Recently introduced legislation would open the world of modern transportation apps to federal reimbursement.

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White House would veto email blocking bill

The House passed a bill that would give agencies authority to block employee access to webmail, but the White House is pledging a veto.

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Is analog the answer for securing the grid?

The scope and nature of the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year has spurred legislation in Congress that would make the U.S. grid less digitized.

Ron Wyden

Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Biometric exit moving ahead

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that a key test of a biometrics-based exit system is advancing and NPPD's reorganization should move forward.

Republicans move to check internet transition

Two senior GOP lawmakers are questioning the viability of long-standing plans to end U.S. control of the address book of the internet.

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