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Senate probes VA's electronic health record spending

Multiple delays in signing a contract for a commercial electronic health record have lawmakers wondering when the money they appropriated will be spent.

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Drawing 'red lines' for threats against the grid

Advancing energy distribution technology can blunt cyber threats to America’s electrical systems, but malicious actors need to know what actions will have consequences, according to experts.

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Senate Intel offers election security guidelines

A new report on election security by the Senate Intel committee calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems.

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Thornberry tries to hold back efforts to erode 'fourth estate' reforms in FY19 NDAA

As members of the House Armed Services Committee debated late into the night marking up the defense bill, the chairman pushed back on attempts to undo plans to examine combining or eliminating Pentagon back office functions.

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ID, traffic management next up for drones

Remote ID capabilities and a low-altitude traffic management system are the next building blocks for drone integration into U.S. airspace, the FAA director told Congress.

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Oversight chairman agrees to subpoena DOJ after census hearing no-show

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is moving to subpoena the Department of Justice after the head of its Civil Rights Division skipped a hearing on the 2020 census.

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House mulls revival of shuttered tech office

An appropriations bill funding the legislative branch calls for a study of resurrecting the defunct Office of Technology Assessment.

For contractors late on Kaspersky cleanup, DHS considers consequences

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen floated the possibility of punishment for noncompliant contractors in the wake of the federal ban on Kaspersky software.

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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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