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Microsoft president calls for government oversight on facial recognition

The tech industry leader is worried that potential abuses of facial recognition technology could diminish enthusiasm for positive and practical uses in commerce and law enforcement.

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'Culture of cybersecurity complacency' blamed for 2017 Equifax hack

A new congressional report states that Equifax executives knew about critical security flaws months before they discovered they had been hacked, but did little to address the problems.

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Senate clears DHS info-sharing bill

The Senate cleared a bill to boost information sharing and data access at the Department of Homeland Security, sending it one step closer to the president's desk.

Top Oversight Dem urges OSC to rescind 'resistance' memo

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants the Office of Special Counsel to rescind a memorandum cautioning feds against "resistance" and impeachment talk in the workplace.

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Will Democrats revive the Office of Technology Assessment in 2019?

House Democrats have been backing a revival of the congressional tech consultancy in recent years. Now that they control the House, can the OTA make a comeback?

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Warner calls for new cyber doctrine

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for a new "whole of society" cyber doctrine designed to combat modern threats from hackers and disinformation campaigns.

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Congress punts funding decisions to Dec. 21

The House and the Senate voted to push off negotiations over an imminent funding lapse, putting off a political fight over the border wall until just before Christmas.

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House opposition starts to take shape

House Republicans announced a slew of changes to key committee posts.

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House passes SMART IoT Act

The bill would require the Commerce Department to study the state of internet of things and any existing regulations in the area.

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VA to rebid failing GI Bill benefits contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reset on a troubled software project needed to deliver education benefits to veterans, but can it get things on track in a year?

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MSPB to close 2018 without a quorum

After going nearly all of 2017 without a quorum, the Merit Systems Protection Board will likely not be able to address its growing backlog of nearly 1,600 cases in 2018.

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Pay raise, MGT wrapped up in border wall fight

As President Trump and lawmakers wrangle over funding for a border wall, a partial government shutdown looms.

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