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8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

How tech supports CBP priorities

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

Cyber Attack

House bill would create a 'naughty list' for nation-state hacking groups

The Trump administration's new cyber doctrine may be secret, but the administration and Congress are signaling their preferred strategies for responding to and deterring nation state cyberattacks.

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House Dems push to subpoena Commerce over census question

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking documentation behind a controversial decision made by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to include a citizenship question on the 2020 population survey.

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Senator pushes for answers on scope of 2016 Russia voting probes

A DHS official acknowledged that more than 21 states could have been targeted by Russian hackers in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

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China's penetration of U.S. supply chain runs deep, says report

A new report sounds calls on the U.S. government and industry to develop a comprehensive strategy for securing the technology supply chain from foreign sabotage and espionage.

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Federal spectrum key to U.S. 5G

Government-held spectrum is one of the keys to global U.S. commercial leadership in 5G, and new study says, and pending legislation can help.

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Will 'fourth estate' reforms at DOD save serious money?

Eliminating supporting defense agencies may not save enough money to hit cost-cutting targets, experts say.

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations.

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GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.

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9 agencies seek TMF funds

Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.

Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

IRS systems crash on tax day

The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.

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