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  • Cybersecurity
    sphere of binary data

    Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

    While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict. 02/09/2017

  • Workforce
    man planning layoffs

    Either Congress reforms the civil service, or Trump does it his way, senator warns

    Workforce cuts through a freeze and attrition "may not be optimal," said Sen. James Lankford, and Congress can collaborate to find a better way. 02/09/2017

  • Congress
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    Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

    The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing. 02/09/2017

  • Internet of Things
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    Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

    NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report. 02/09/2017

  • Law Enforcement
    NSA headquarters

    Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

    Harold Martin, until recently a Booz Allen contractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing secrets from spy agencies, including NSA and CIA. 02/09/2017

  • Modernization
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

    Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet. 02/08/2017

  • Defense
    Cybersecurity research

    Army Cyber is targeting civilians (for jobs)

    The U.S. Army has launched two new initiatives to bring civilian cyber experts into the workforce, one of which is a pilot program to examine the interest in direct commissions for cyber positions. 02/08/2017

  • Oversight
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    NASA's shadow IT problem

    In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations. 02/08/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

    Oversight Dems renew bid for Trump lease info

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has tapped colleagues to assist his efforts to obtain unredacted info on the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. 02/08/2017

  • Records Management
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    Democrats seek answers on private email use at the White House

    Two senators have concerns that the Presidential Records Act may have been violated, and want clarifications from White House Counsel Donald McGahn. 02/07/2017

  • Privacy
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    House passes email privacy act, again

    For the second time in less than a year, the House has overwhelmingly passed an email privacy act. Last year, the bill died in the Senate, and supporters are urging senators to pass the bill this time. 02/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Congress presses VA to go commercial on IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs must decide whether to keep and improve its home-grown Vista heath record system or move to a commercial provider. Legislators are growing tired of waiting for an answer. 02/07/2017

  • Homeland Security
    John Kelly, DHS Secretary

    DHS mulls password collection at borders

    Homeland Security Secretary tells House Committee that surrendering social media passwords to law enforcement is being considered as a condition of entry at border crossings. 02/07/2017

  • Comment
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    The digital government Americans deserve

    Five ways the Trump administration can build a more effective and secure digital government. 02/06/2017

  • Open Gov
    Shutterstock image: government access keyboard.

    EFF warns public safety laws could be put behind paywalls

    A federal district court ruled that private organizations can block online publication of some federal and state statutes under copyright law. 02/06/2017

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