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Think tank alums look to build tech expertise for Congress

A new private-sector resource hub is hoping to reverse Congress' declining institutional knowledge of technology issues.

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DOD struggles with loss of cyber personnel

The Defense Department looks to targeted recruiting and bonuses to check the loss of cyber workers as it expands the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System.

Energy's cyber office looks to keep industry in the loop

The head of the DOE's cybersecurity office told a congressional panel she plans to distill threat and intelligence data into actionable reports for critical infrastructure providers that don't require a clearance to view.

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What will a national data privacy law look like?

Lawmakers and industry increasingly support a federal data privacy law, but the devil is in the details.

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Lawmakers see advanced tech gap with China shrinking

At two hearings, members of Congress discussed ways to accelerate progress in quantum computing, AI, 5G and other emerging technologies.

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Hurd expects Congress to restore TMF funding

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he believes Senate concerns about Technology Modernization Fund transparency "have been addressed" and expects funding to be included in final FY19 appropriations.

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Hurd, Kelly look to codify, elevate federal CIO role

Two IT oversight leaders in Congress are looking to provide a legislative boost to the federal CIO and CISO roles.

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Hurd, Kelly: Government must pay more attention to AI

The leaders of the House IT subcommittee are looking to legislation and funding to level up progress in AI and workforce development to make sure feds can leverage the technology.

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Congress looks to arm DHS, DOJ against drones

A bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration gives two federal agencies the authority to intercept and destroy threatening drone aircraft.

Trump's cyber strategy: what they are saying

The Trump administration's new cyber doctrine may go a long way in clarifying the role of different agencies, but cybersecurity experts and former U.S. officials still have questions.

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Wyden wants better cyber protections for lawmakers, staff

Congressional cybersecurity personnel may be barred from using appropriated funds to protect the personal email and devices of members and staff, according to a letter by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

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DOD DepSec weighs in on Space Force

No. 2 Pentagon official Patrick Shanahan tries to allay Air Force worries that a Space Force would uproot its Space and Missile Command.

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