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Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

NDAA draft would slash number of CIOs in DOD, boost cyber workforce

The House Armed Service Committee's 2019 defense spending bill also calls for more detail on the Pentagon's controversial JEDI cloud acquisition program.

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House bill backs new cyber program at Energy

The administration's request for a new budget line for cybersecurity activities at the Department of Energy earned big backing in an FY2019 appropriations bill.

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NDAA update: AI funding, space warfare and a ban on Chinese phones

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry’s markup of the 2019 Defense bill will be debated May 9.

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Data-driven policy bill stalls in the Senate

A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.

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CBO looks to boost cybersecurity

The Congressional Budget Office is looking for ways to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.

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Implementation plans for new cross-border data law remain cloudy

A month after its passage, we still don’t know which foreign countries would be able to access U.S.-based communications data under the CLOUD Act or when companies can reject their requests. Neither does Congress.

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DOD says JEDI strategy coming May 7

At a Senate hearing, top Defense officials told lawmakers that a justification for the Pentagon's cloud procurement strategy called for in a recent spending bill will be submitted before the final request for proposals hits the street.

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FAA reauthorization clears House

The House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, sidelining efforts to privatize the agency and adding some cyber to its responsibilities.

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What the latest defense bill has to say about cyber

After a key subcommittee markup, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is now headed for the full House Armed Services Committee.

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DHS cyber strategy to land by mid-May

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers the agency was looking at how to get into the bug bounty business.

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EPA's Pruitt grilled over management, ethics concerns

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questions from lawmakers about questionable expenditures and management style.

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How tech supports CBP priorities

Customs and Border Protection is working on many fronts to field new technology, the agency head tells Congress.

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