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Weekend Reading

The long-dreaded Defense Department furloughs are here, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is continuing his campaign to kill the sequester and restore funding by next year.

Here's an interesting point: Is increased mobile productivity a good thing? While a survey reflects largely positive sentiments, the potential for distraction and a few other concerns lead some to question the net upside.

Frustrated by unfulfilled information requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House panel tries public embarrassment as a motivator.

Steve Kelman offers thoughts on why increased 'compliance' is not necessarily good news.

Elsewhere: Think fingerprints and iris scans might be too easy to counterfeit? Science Daily reports on the next biometric identifier.

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  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

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    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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