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Senate investigation pins CPSC breaches on 'incompetence'

Poor software design and lack of trainings were found to be responsible for a series of data breaches that touched 10,000 manufactures and 30,000 consumers.

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AI disruption and STEM jobs

OMB is currently drafting a memo and soliciting feedback from industry partners to regulate how agencies should use artificial intelligence in the workplace.

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Elijah Cummings dies at 68

The powerful chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform passed away after battling illness for months. He'll be remembered by federal employees as a passionate advocate.

Industry seeks more liability protections for threat info

Commercial providers of technology and infrastructure want more federal protection to share specific cyber threat information about risky products and services.

Election security lessons from Illinois

Officials express confidence that 2020 won't be a repeat of 2016, but testimony from state and local officials indicate that substantial security holes still exist.

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Why data is key to GSA's e-commerce plan

Federal spending and pricing data -- and who can access what -- are critical to success of the General Services Administration's e-commerce platform plans.

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One small policy change means a big difference for citizens

The CASES Act is a significant step in the right direction for enhancing the citizen experience. Legislators should use this as a guidepost to rework other outdated policies that were originally intended to protect citizens but are long overdue for a refresh.

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CISA requests administrative subpoena power over ISPs

The proposal would allow government cybersecurity officials to legally request identifying information from internet providers about the owners of vulnerable systems

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FDIC offers parental leave to agency employees

A union leader hailed the move as a good start, and called on Congress to extend family leave to all federal employees.

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No clear solutions to combat foreign election meddling

The Senate’s report confirms previous research and investigations on Russian social media activity in 2016, but sees little role for Congress in preventing future deceptions.

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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Can a joint DOD-VA oversight body catch up with health record deployment?

Lawmakers want to put teeth in a governance body to corral DOD and VA health record deployment, but facts on the ground may be getting ahead of planned governance.

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