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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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GAO: $15.6 billion census cost estimate not reliable

The Census Bureau bumped its lifecycle cost estimate for the 2020 count up to $15.6 billion last year -- more than $3 billion more than initially projected. But the GAO is, again, taking issue with the reliability of the estimate.

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Debate heats up around $10B cloud deal as protests expand

Concerns around the Defense Department’s management of services for the pending Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure bubble up as award protests mount.

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Army Futures Command to set up DIU-like innovation lab

Army Futures Command hopes to streamline the acquisition process with its own innovation arm and a new CTO.

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Quantum lag: Experts fret that the U.S. risks falling behind in computing power

Quantum computing could upend current cryptography standards, and experts are urging government to take an interest in the technology as it develops.

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How to win funds and modernize technology

As TMF funding hangs in the balance, the modernization board advises applicants not to bury the lede.

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Lawmakers approve deal to keep government open until December

As part of a "minibus" funding bill lawmakers have agreed to extend the clock until after the midterm elections to keep the rest of government running at current funding levels as they continue deliberating on appropriations bills.

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Trump order imposes consequences on election meddlers

Congressional advocates for legislation on voting security said the Trump order was welcome but didn't go far enough.

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House panel takes up slate of DHS cyber, tech bills

The House Homeland Security Committee is expected to advance a series of bills that will impact DHS operations and infrastructure.

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