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  • Election Security
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    Former officials flag disinformation as top threat to U.S. elections

    Three years after Russia waged a covert propaganda campaign against U.S. voters, the federal government has done little to address the problem through legislation or executive action. 10/03/2019

  • Workforce
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    Background checks move to DOD

    The government’s background investigations agency with some 3,000 employees has moved from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. 10/02/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    House bill seeks a cyber playbook

    The Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act would require DHS to disseminate and share its cybersecurity mitigation protocols with other agencies, industry, academia and other sectors. 09/27/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate panel passes grid security bills

    Senate energy committee advanced two bills to bolster protections for cross-cutting vulnerabilities in energy critical infrastructure. 09/27/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS FISMA ratings go up

    The Department of Homeland Security's information security practices have gone from good to better, according to a new inspector general audit. 09/24/2019

  • Election security
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    For latest election security moves, the devil is in the details

    While new federal dollars for election security are welcome, experts caution that more money might be required and more direction is needed on how to spend the money in the form of new legislation to put smart policy behind congressional outlays. 09/23/2019

  • Defense
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    Air Force unveils 10-year cyber warfare plan

    In tandem with creating a new information warfare command, the Air Force released a new strategy to address digital warfare over the next decade. 09/22/2019

  • Acquisition
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    Thrift Board plans anti-fraud effort

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's Office of Financial Services is looking for vendors to help with fraud prevention. 09/20/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Will Bolton's ouster mean a comeback for the top White House cyber job?

    The top cyber official at DHS said his agency is already taking on many of the defunct White House cybersecurity coordinator's old responsibilities. 09/20/2019

  • Defense
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    Air Force announces new information warfare entity

    After some delay, the Air Combat Command will combine its 24th (cyber) and 25th (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) Numbered Air Forces into one. 09/19/2019

  • Defense
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    USAF preps cyber review

    The Air Force has been undergoing a comprehensive cyber audit modeled on the Navy's review, and is preparing to show findings to the Pentagon. 09/19/2019

  • Congress
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    Senate backs $250M in election security grants

    With the threat of Russian interference in the 2020 elections looming, lawmakers added fund for states to shore up election infrastructure and improve voting system cybersecurity. 09/19/2019

  • Defense
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    Air Force Reserve boosts cyber capacity looking ahead to election season

    The Air Force Reserve is showing higher retention rates among cyber operators compared to its general workforce. 09/18/2019

  • Workforce
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    New options for TSP withdrawals go online

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board rolled out new ways for Thrift Savings Plan participants – both current feds and retirees -- to access funds. 09/16/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    North Korean hacking groups hit with Treasury sanctions

    Lazarus Group, a hacking group tied to North Korean and two of its affiliates are the latest APT group to get the 'name and shame' treatment from the U.S. government. 09/13/2019

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