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  • Congress
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    Senate blocks vote on funding bill

    Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing. 09/27/2016

  • Congress

    18 states tap DHS for voting security help

    Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats. 09/27/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    New draft of cyber response plan nearly ready for release

    After months of debate and deliberation, the Department of Homeland Security is putting the final touches on a revised plan that is designed to expand on Presidential Policy Directive 41. 09/27/2016

  • Comment
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    The true source of innovation in federal IT

    Seville Government Consulting's Jaime Gracia argues that to solve its technology challenges, the government should turn to the small-business community. 09/27/2016

  • Intelligence
    Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

    Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

    As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data. 09/27/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Candidates trade barbs on cybersecurity

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over whether Russia was behind a recent spate of cyberattacks on U.S. targets. 09/27/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    The challenge of liability protection for cyberthreat sharing

    The federal government is increasingly seeking partnerships with industry to share threat data and combat cyberattacks, but agencies differ on what liability protections to offer the private sector. 09/27/2016

  • Congress
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    Blockchain gains congressional support

    Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions. 09/27/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cyber advice for Hill staffers

    Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems. 09/26/2016

  • Congress
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    Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

    A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30
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    CIA commits to the cloud

    The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30
    Bush founds DHS.

    The creation of DHS

    Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism. 09/26/2016

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    FCW @ 30 GPS

    The opening up of GPS

    In May 2000, President Bill Clinton authorized the removal of a security feature from the Global Positioning System -- a decision that opened the doors to accurate geospatial data for thousands of government and consumer applications. 09/26/2016

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    AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making. 09/26/2016

  • FCW @ 30
    Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas)

    Clinger-Cohen and the end of the Brooks Act

    The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases. 09/26/2016

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