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DHS cyber office plans $640M in buying through 2020

The critical infrastructure cyber protection directorate will likely spin out more than half a billion in procurements through various components.

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DHS seeks help with IT supply chain

The Department of Homeland Security is looking for an unclassified source of information about potential cybersecurity risks in the IT supply chain.

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In Congress, election security proposals aim at 2020 cycle

Many of the proposals to fix election security would likely have limited effect in the short term.

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Is Trump clearing the (policy) decks for cyberwar?

Reports that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era directive guiding the use of offensive cyber operations has cybersecurity experts pondering what, if anything, has replaced it.

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Cloud migration made easy

As OMB readies its Cloud Smart strategy, a key government executive shares four keys to successful cloud migrations.

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DHS, states drill on election security

Tabletop training helps states, election officials and DHS see how election cybersecurity detection and response plans might work.

When government websites fail

The FCC’s site went down last year not because of a DDoS attack, but because it couldn’t handle the traffic spike. So who’s responsible for making sure that doesn’t happen?

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Airport biometric tech advances under CBP

Ongoing tests of an entry/exit verification system based on facial recognition technology are proceeding at U.S. airports.

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DHS ramps up supply chain security efforts

A new DHS study looks to light the way to actionable supply chain security solutions for telecommunications infrastructure.

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DISA seeks metrics for cloud SLAs

An interagency working group is putting together a catalog of service level agreement metrics that all federal agencies could use for commercial cloud contracts.

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Sen. Markey wants details on cyber threats to the U.S. grid

In letters to federal agencies and power companies, Sen. Edward Markey wants more information on reports of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in U.S. power systems.

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FBI selects cyber, IT executives

The FBI named new executives to lead its cyber and IT operations, as some of the agency's top cybersecurity officials move to the private sector.

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